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Mr. Dellorco

on 17 October 2016

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Transcript of Federalism

Federalism - is a system of government in which power is divided. Under the U.S. Constitution, this principle is reflected in the division of powers between the national government and the states.

Division of Power - 10th Amendment
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
“...a kind of assemblage of societies, that constitute a new one, capable of increasing by means of new associations, till they arrive to such a degree of power as to be able to provide for the security of the united body” Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #9.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Amendment 10
Have you ever had a conflict with someone over a decision?
What decisions should you be able to make yourself?
What decisions should be made cooperatively?
Did every student in the class have the same perspective about who should make certain decisions?

Have you and your parents or guardians ever had a conflict over who gets to make certain decisions?

Why is it important that some decisions are made exclusively by parents or guardians?

the division of powers among the local, state, and national governments.
Why did this principle become so important?
The Continental Army was nearly destroyed by the indifference of the states. The Continental Congress was powerless to help."

Who were the major players in the case?

What was at the root of the conflict?

What did the Court decide in the case of McCulloch v. Maryland?

What reasons did the Court give for its decision?

McCullough v Maryland Video
Division of Powers

Delegated Powers- Federal Government powers written in the Constitution

Reserved Powers- Reserved for the States (Not listed in the Constitution)

Concurrent Powers-Shared by both
Division of Power Examples

Congress can declare war
(Delegated Power)

States mandate educational laws
(Reserved Power)

(Concurrent Powers)
Supremacy Clause

Article 6 Section 2

Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land
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