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Federalism Intro. Federal vs. State Government. Horrible. Nice try; but still Bad. Now we’re talkin ’. Why? Because its balanced. Article VI of Constitution. But also have 10 th Amendment. So what is federalism?.

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Federalism Intro

Federal vs. State Government


Horrible


Nice try; but still Bad


Now we’re talkin’


Why? Because its balanced


Article VI of Constitution


But also have 10th Amendment


So what is federalism?

  • Division of power among a central/federal/national government and the smaller state governments

  • Who does what in other words


What about Local governments?

  • Technically under the state government category according to the Constitution

  • But do have some powers as well


What do you think the main powers of federal vs. state are and which are shared?

  • Venn Diagram Activity


Federal Government

  • Expressed Powers: powers listed clearly in Constitution

  • Implied Powers: not written clearly, but are federal powers according to the “necessary and proper” clause (Elastic Clause)

    • Ex.) forming of post offices is an expressed power, but printing postage stamps is an implied power

  • Inherent Powers: not listed in Constitution, but are necessary for the federal government to function

    • Ex.) usually involve immigration and international policies


State Government

  • Reserved Powers: powers belonging exclusively to the state

    • Ex.) Death Penalty


Federal and State

  • Concurrent Powers:shared powers between the federal and state governments


True or False?

  • In response to the reading packet


True or False?

  • Federalism promotes a strong central government and gives little power to any other level of government


FALSE!!


True or False?

  • The founders of our country were against federalism and did not include it in the Constitution


False!!


True or False?

  • The people who wrote the Constitution were influenced by their experiences as colonists and fighting the Revolutionary War


TRUE!!


True or False??

  • The Constitution of the United States established a central, federal government, with clearly outlined powers


TRUE!!


True or False??

  • The Constitution defines very specific powers to the states


FALSE!!


True or False??

  • The word “delegate” means to take from or to take away


FALSE!!


True or False??

  • The reason the federal government has “inherent powers” is so it can interact with other nations


TRUE!!


True or False??

  • Powers that are denied to the states are held by local governments


FALSE!!


True or False??

  • The power to establish local governments is held by the states


TRUE!!


True or False??

  • Each state’s constitution sets up local governments slightly differently


TRUE!!


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