FEDERALISM. Chapter 4. Federalism. is a political system in which power is divided and shared between the national/central government and the states (regional units) in order to limit the power of government. The Powers of Government in the Federal System.
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is a political system in which power is divided and shared between the national/central government and the states (regional units) in order to limit the power of government.
The distribution of powers in the federal system consists of several parts:
The enumerated powers of the central government consist of the power to:
Environmental and consumer regulation
Civil rights revolution and the Great Society
Great Depression & New Deal
Industrial revolution and urbanization
The Civil War Amendments (13th-15th)
The Civil War
Landmarks on the road of rising federal power and responsibilities
McCulloch v. MD
Constitution replaces Articles
Advantages for Democracy
Increasing access to government
Local problems can be solved locally
Hard for political parties / interest groups to dominate ALL politics
Disadvantages for Democracy
States have different levels of service
Local interest can counteract national interests
Too many levels of government- too much money
The Grant System:
Distributing the Federal Pie