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Unformatted text preview: Ryan Wisneski POS1041 January 24, 2008 Views on Federalism Federalism is an issue that over the course of the history of the United States has come up time and time again and fluctuated back and forth between state and federal power. Federalism is used to describe the system in which the political power to govern is shared between the different national and state governments. In this system there must be a delicate balance between the decisions that can be made by the state governments and issue in which the national government needs to control for the entire country. Federalism is a strong system that has been implemented into the roots of the United States by the founding fathers showing their intentions in the Constitution. The form of federalism that was written into the Constitution through the different articles was closer to that of a federal system. No two federalist governments are the same but in the federal system the central government shares its power with that state or local levels of the...
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