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Unformatted text preview: Learning Objectives: At the end of this lecture, you will be able to: 1. Distinguish between enumerated powers, implied powers, reserved powers, and shared (concurrent) powers. 2. Identify some of the limitations placed on the national government. 3. Identify some of the limitations placed on state governments. 4. Explain the meaning and significance of the Supremacy Clause as it relates to federalism. 5. Describe some of the tools of federalism 6. Explain how on-going disputes over federalism are relevant to current political events. 7. Describe some of the pros and cons of a federalist system 8. … 1. Federalism A. The constitutional division of governing authority between two levels: national and state. 1) Governing Authority a) National government (1) Congress (a) Article 1, Section 8 i. Enumerated (expressed) Powers ii. Necessary and Proper clause b) State Governments. (1) 10 th Amendment: “ All powers not delegated to the national government nor prohibited to it by the Constitution belong to the state governments. ” 2) Limitations on national and state governments a) Congress (1) When regulating commerce, Congress must treat all states the same b) State Governments (1) Cannot coin money (2) Cannot enter into treaties or alliances (3) Cannot keep troops or engage in war unless invaded A. Relationship between the national and state governments a) The Supremacy Clause (1) Any conflict between a legitimate action of the national government and a state will be resolved in favor of the national government. government....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course POLI SCI 40 taught by Professor Sch during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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