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Unformatted text preview: Federalism By Garrett Henry, John Plocharczyk, Isabella Brilhante, and Kristen Stemke What Is Federalism The definition of Federalism America’s foundation of government The Division of power Branches Origins of Federalism and Origins Federalism in Other Countries Federalism America was the first to adopt Federalism Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and India are Federalist Canada’s and Australia’s Federalism have both lasted for over 100 years Federalism adopted after it functioned in America Past Present and Future Federalism succeeding in the past Federalism functioning in the present Federalism prepared for the future Federalism Succeeding in the Past Mcullough vs. Maryland Maryland passed law to tax banks Congress declared unconstitutional Federalism keeps power in balance Federalism Succeeding in the Past • Gibbons vs. Ogden New York’s special individuals Congress and interstate commerce Federalism keeps out unjust laws Jonathon Ogden of the NFL Federalism Functioning in the Federalism Present Present Constitution over 250 years strong Strength from all Confederate and Unitary Federalist paper #39 Federalism Prepared for the Future Federalism and democracy Defense against the enemy Monetary grants Quotes for Federalism "[It] is not by the consolidation, or concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good government is effected," Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Autobiography. (Why Federalism Works) By contrast, another political scientist, Daniel J. Elazar, argued that the “Virtue of the federal system lies in its ability to develop and maintain mechanisms vital to the perpetuation of the unique combination of governmental strength, political flexibility, and individual liberty, which has been the central concern of American politics. (American Government) Statistics Sweden’s unitary government and its 60% income tax limits personal freedom. In America the lower taxes give people more liberty to spend their money as they please. 2 of 32 of the top 3 most economically prosperous countries are run by a federalism government. The pie chart shown in the PowerPoint slide shows that over a fourth of the worlds revenue is brought in by federalism countries. Distribution of National Revenue Imagine A country without federalism Tyranny Checks and balances Federalism Bibliography Wilson, James Q., and John J. Dilulio, Jr. American Government. Ed. Katherine Meisenheimer, Lisa Kalner Williams, and Carol Newman. 10th ed. Boston: Charles Hartford, 2006. Mott, Jonathan, Ph.D. "Federalism." ThisNation.com. 25 Sept. 2007. C­Span. 30 Sept. 2007 <http://www.thisnation.com/federalism.html>. Katz, Ellis. "Federalism." American Federalism, Past, Present, and Future . 2006. HMCo Political SourceNet . 30 Sept. 2007 <http://www.college.hmco.com/polisci/resources/psn/students/documents/ origins_of_federalism.html>. Benson, David G., and Karen K. Waples. "Federalism." Fast Track to a 5: Preparing for the AP United States Government and Politics Examination. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006. 58­63. Groth, Alexander J. "Federalism." The World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1994. 66­67. Hamilton, Lee. "Why Federalism Works." The Center on Congress at Indiana University. 2006. 2 Oct. 2007 <http://congress.indiana.edu/ radio_commentaries/why_federalism_works.php>. ...
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