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9/6/11 1 Federalism Chapter 3 Current Events ± asdf Current Events ± Jobs legislation on the horizon? ± Addresses Congress on Thursday Current Events ± Congress is back in session! ± Debt panel convenes.
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9/6/11 2 Unitary Systems (many countries) VOTERS Central Government State and Local Government Confederation (articles of confederation, EU?) VOTERS State and Local Government Central Government Federation (the US and Canada) VOTERS Central Government State and Local Government Federalism ± In a federated system, authority is divided between two or more distinct levels of government. ± In the United States the division is between the national (federal) government and the states.
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9/6/11 3 Federalism ± It should be no surprise then, that state vs federal rights is one of the defining issues in American political debate Three Qualifications of Federal Systems ± Geography: The same people and territory are included in both levels of government. ± Independence: The nation’s constitution protects units at each level of government from encroachment by the other units. ± Mutual Influence: Each unit is in a position to exert some leverage over the other (for example: redistricting). Qualifications of Federal Systems
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