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Chapter 3 Vocabulary Federalism – a system of government in which power is divided between a central government and several regional governments; in the U.S. the division is between the national government and the states Unitary government – a system of government in which a single government unit holds the power to govern the nation (in contrast to a federal system, in which the power is shared among many governing units) Dual federalism – a system of government in which the federal government and state governments each have mutually exclusive spheres of action Nationalization – shifting to the national government responsibilities traditionally exercised by the states Shared (“cooperative”) federalism – a system in which the national and state governments share in providing citizens with a set of goods Enumerated powers – the explicit powers given to Congress by the Constitution in Article I, Section 8; these include the powers of taxation, coinage of money, regulation of commerce,
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