Federalism - February 2nd Federalism Next Meeting: Civil...

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February 2nd Federalism Next Meeting: Civil Liberties
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Nullification? Can states declare acts of Congress unconstitutional? Alien and Sedition Acts 1798 McCulloch v. Maryland 1819 Slavery
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Scope of Congressional Power Spending Clause : Congress has the power to collect taxes and provide for the general welfare Commerce Clause : To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States , and with the Indian Tribes. Necessary and Proper Clause : aka the elastic clause
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Scope of Congressional Power The New Deal: Set of economic regulations and relief programs (massive in size and scope) Does the commerce clause allow this? Indirect effects US v. Lopez 1995
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The Paths to Nationalization Changes in the United States: Industrialization, national transportation and communications systems Political reasons Interest Groups, ex. MADD and raising the drinking age The National Minimum Drinking Age Act 1984 2 Important periods New Deal Great Society
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2011 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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