Government of the US 9-6-11

Government of the US 9-6-11 - Federalism Chapter topics: 1....

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Federalism Chapter topics: 1. The roots of the federal system 2. The powers of Government in the Federal System 3. The Evolution and Development of Federalism 4. Federalism and the Supreme Court Generic Definition of Federalism: Federalism is a political system in which power is divided and shared between the national/central government and the states (regional units) in order to limit the power of government The Roots of the Federal System: - The framers worked to create a political system that was halfway between the failed confederation of the Articles of Confederation and the tyrannical unitary system of Great Britain - The Three major arguments for federalism are: o The prevention of tyranny The Powers of Government in the Federal System - The Distribution of powers in the federal system consists of several parts o Exclusive powers o Shared powers o Denied powers o Enumerated powers o And implied powers Article 1 section 8 - The enumerated powers of the central government consist of the power to:
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