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Polysci3 - to the Capitol ± What incentives did the states...

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1 The Federal System Defining Federalism Comparing different systems of government. What are the general characteristics of a federal system? Dual versus shared federalism . Federalism and the Constitution Why has the Constitution not been adequate barrier to national action? Article IV provisions. Key Supreme Court decisions: McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
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2 Historic Transfers of Power The Civil War established that the national government was supreme. The New Deal (1930s) was the first major policy shift to Washington. Great Society (1960s) programs extended the scope of public policies. From the State Capitols
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Unformatted text preview: to the Capitol ± What incentives did the states have for supporting federal policies? ± There are political reasons for moving decision-making to Washington, D.C. ± Can the process be reversed ? Implementation of Policy ± States play a critical role implementing public policies. ± Categorical versus block grants. ± Unfunded mandates . ± Other tools for directing state compliance? 3 Modern Federalism ± What is the proper division of power today between the states and national government? ± Some politicians advocate devolution . ± The Supreme Court has grown skeptical of federal power....
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