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It really is the United  States
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Functions of government are divided between  state and federal governments. Citizens are members of (at least) two different  governments. People within the same country can lead very  different legal and political lives (slavery, death  penalty, family law)
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When the US Constitution was created (when we  were under the Articles of Confederation) the  states were the dominant political force in people’s  lives States had different cultures (religion, food, music,  accents, and politics) States were best suited in solving local problems Limited communications and travel Localized economies
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10 th  amendment – powers not given to the federal  government revert to the states or the people  Expressed powers – Congress limited to those  powers described in Article I, Section 8 Federal Bill of rights only applies to federal  government (“Congress shall make no law”)
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