Federalism

Federalism - Federalism A new government o Congress met...

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Federalism - A new government o Congress met across the country, all over the Easter seaboard, before Washington was made the capital o Northern states had a lot of war debt and the south was worried that the capital would be located too far north o The government paid off the northern state’s debt from the Revolutionary war o There was a small army, small population, and only 291 federal workers - American Style Federalism o Hybrid of unitary government and confederation Unitary government National government Confederation lower level government has power o The idea that a policy has a majority vote in a state can pass a law that does not cause harm to other states is at the heart of federalism - Dual Federalism vs. Shared Federalism o Dual Federalism clear-cut responsibilities and “spheres of sovereignty” o Shared Federalism They can cross each other and share responsibilities - Started out as dual federalism and moved towards shared Constitutional Provisions - Supremacy Clause:
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PSC 002 taught by Professor Siegelman during the Spring '05 term at GWU.

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