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Sara Rodriguez

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Federalism

Federalism Federalism is a unique form of government where powers are divided between the nation itself and the states or provinces within that nation. Many can agree that federalism is a smart and efficient way to run a government What is Federalism? Powers that are delgated to the nation are
expressed in three ways:
expressed, implied, and inherent National Powers Expressed powers are ones that are clearly expressed in the constitution. This power has more to do with coining money and levying taxes. More powers that they are delegated are to declare war and take care of the armed forces. As well as it gives limited powers to the President such as commander in chief of the armed forces. Expressed powers Implied powers are ones that are not directly or expressly stated in the constitution but rather implied to the point which our Framers would want us to run the country. There are many powers that come along with this power some of the few are stating federal crimes such as kidnapping, gambling conditions, and theft. It is also entitled to care of labor coverage within employees and makes it illegal to act in racial discrimination. Implied Powers Inherited powers are ones that are developed overtime within the nation and again, are not necessarily expressly stated in the constitution. The powers are numbered meaning there aren’t as many as there are in the expressed and implied powers. Some of the few include the right to deport immigrants and to structure any immigration issues that are going on in the country. They also have the power to regulate and take part in foreign trade. Inherent Powers States are delgated to reserved powers and also to concurrent powers that are shared with the nation as well. State Powers powers are those that are given to states. The thing to reserved powers is that they are powers that are not given to the government but are also not denied to states on the constitution. Under the reserve powers; states are granted to prohibit and make legal ages to certain privileges such as the buying of liquor and cigarettes. Like many of the powers that are granted to the national and state government; reserved powers have many delegates to them. Some of the many are the right to allow an unlicensed doctor, lawyer, etc. to practice in their state, prostitution and the purchase of pornography is also a decision they make on their own on whether to allow it or prohibit it. It has the right to confiscate cars and belongings that are involved in a crime on that state land. Reserved Powers Concurrent powers are those that are given to the national government and the state in which they can both apply. Only some powers are concurrent that are given to the national government; most of them are exclusive powers (powers that are given only to national and under no circumstance is to be given to the states). Concurrent powers are expressed freely among the United States. These powers include: the power to collect taxes on sales, define a crime committed and decide the punishment, and take private property for public use, when compensated to the owner of the private property. Concurrent Powers
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