The Challenges of Modern Federalism. New Orleans, August 2005. New York, September 2001. Federalism is…. A system of government in which political authority is divided between a national (or federal) government, and its political subdivisions (such as states). Federalism is….
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New Orleans, August 2005
New York, September 2001
The Federal Government has expressed powers specifically granted in the Constitution (tax, regulate commerce, declare war, etc.)
The U.S. Constitution
is the supreme law
of the land
(National Supremacy Clause)
The 10th Amendment reserves powers to the states (ex: education, law enforcement, etc.)
The Federal Government has implied powers from the necessary & proper clause or “elastic clause” (ex: create a national bank)
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