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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