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Unformatted text preview: the other. The state governments clearly have an advantage because the people are more attached to them and the federal government depends on the states for elections. A local spirit will inevitably control the members of Congress, and make them inclined to focus more on local rather than national goals.-Sovereignty- supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community....
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- Spring '11
- U.S. state, Federal government of the United States, Sovereign state, state governments