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Describes Federalism and gives a brief timeline of when different types of federalism were a part of the United States.

Lauren Crain

on 18 September 2013

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Transcript of Federalism

Establish Public Schools
Reserved powers
Powers denied to the national government but not specifically denied to the State.
Regulate trade & business within the state.
Declare War
Coin Money
Regulate Trade & Business among States
System in which a written constitution divides the powers of government between a national and several local governments.
Concurrent Powers
Constitution establishes a system of multilevel balanced government for the United States of America.
Timeline of the Evolution of Federalism
Before there was time. Well, not really...
Dual Federalism (1787-1920s)
•National and State governments have shared powers.
•Designed to create tension
•Maintains boundaries
•Abrupt end
Cooperative Federalism (1930s-1970s)
*State government forced to cooperate with national
*Categorical grants
*Lines were distinct, now blurred

New Federalism / Devolution (1960s-today)
•Started with Nixon, continued with Reagan
•Restore states' power
•Federal Government providing
block grants
Conduct Elections
Raise and Maintain Armed Forces
Collect and Levy Taxes
Establish Courts
Borrow Money
Also called "expressed," "enumerated," or "delegated" powers
"Layer-Cake" Federalism
"Marble-Cake" Federalism
"Picket-Fence" Federalism
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