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poli201_lec3(federalism&sep of powers)

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POLI 201 / Chapter 3 Professor Finocchiaro 1 CHAPTER 3 The Constitutional Framework: Federalism & the Separation of Powers POLI 201: American National Government FEDERALISM AND THE AMERICAN FOUNDING The balance of power between the central government and the government and the states was at the heart of the constitutional struggle between the Federalists and the Antifederalists. What the Federalists Advocated - a powerful central What the Antifederalists Ad t d government - government “filtered” from popular control - a potentially expansive central government that could govern a large country Advocated - the retention of state sovereignty and strength - more popular control of state-run governments - fidelity to traditional notions of republicanism
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