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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

Federalism Intro

Federal vs. State Government




Now we re talkin
Now we’re talkin’




But also have 10 th amendment
But also have 10th Amendment


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

  • Venn Diagram Activity


Federal government
Federal Government and which are shared?

  • 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
State Government and which are shared?

  • Reserved Powers: powers belonging exclusively to the state

    • Ex.) Death Penalty


Federal and state
Federal and State and which are shared?

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


True or false
True or False? and which are shared?

  • In response to the reading packet


True or false1
True or False? and which are shared?

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


False
FALSE!! and which are shared?


True or false2
True or False? and which are shared?

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


False1
False!! and which are shared?


True or false3
True or False? and which are shared?

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


TRUE!! and which are shared?


True or false4
True or False?? and which are shared?

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


TRUE!! and which are shared?


True or false5
True or False?? and which are shared?

  • The Constitution defines very specific powers to the states


False2
FALSE!! and which are shared?


True or false6
True or False?? and which are shared?

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


False3
FALSE!! and which are shared?


True or false7
True or False?? and which are shared?

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


TRUE!! and which are shared?


True or false8
True or False?? and which are shared?

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


False4
FALSE!! and which are shared?


True or false9
True or False?? and which are shared?

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


TRUE!! and which are shared?


True or false10
True or False?? and which are shared?

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


TRUE!! and which are shared?


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