Unformatted text preview: division of powers between state governments and the national government should work. Discuss what the role of the U.S. Supreme Court is and explain how it has changed over time, with a particular focus on the adaptation of federalism from a dual federalism system to a cooperative federalism system. 4. The Reagan administration popularized a policy known as “devolution.” Explain what devolution is, how it was successful, and how it was unsuccessful. Also discuss why presidents after Reagan may have weakened “devolution”, although none has specifically disavowed it totally. 5. One of the key ideas in our modern federalist system of governance is that of vertical federalism. Discuss why vertical federalism has become more important since the beginning of the 20 th century. How has the shift to cooperative federalism expanded the idea of vertical federalism?...
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- Fall '11
- Federalism, Supreme Court of the United States, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, Cooperative Federalism