Federalism. Chapter 3. Federalism. Definition- a system in which the nat’l gov’t shares power with local gov’t. States have a specifically protected existence & authority. (Constitution) The impact is widespread on roads, crimes, civil liberties etc.
Confusion over certain responsibilities can have direconsequences.
Ex: Hurricanes Karina and Rita
A bold new plan to protect personal liberties.
Neither state of federal gov’t would have total authority.
- New plan had no historical precedent
- 10th Amendment added later