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Unformatted text preview: governments have separate and distinct powers- national government has powers to promote commerce – coining money. Building railroads, building post offices, protecting patents, and generally promoting commerce. - states have the coercive powers, the power to maintain public order through laws and regulations. These include criminal codes, health and safety codes, marriage and divorce laws, the power to define private property, etc. III. Towards a more modern understanding of federalism Clearly the above description does not describe our federal system today - the national government has gained a great deal of power at the expense of the states. We will look at one of the ways this relationship changed: The Constitution was amended (14th Amendment) and the Supreme Court began to change its understanding of how our federal system protected rights and liberties...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course ISDS 2000 taught by Professor Nunnery during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08