Federalism, quite simply, is the division of power between the federal, or national, government and state governments. The Constitution lays out the powers and limits on power of the federal government, leaving all other powers to the states. But since the Great Depression, the federal government has become more involved in traditional state matters. In this unit, we'll investigate the power struggle between the states and the federal government and analyze the benefits and drawbacks of a federal system of government.
Assignment 1: Federalism Basics
Assignment 2: American Federalism
Assignment 3: Federalism and the Constitution
Assignment 4: Dual and Cooperative Federalism
Assignment 5: Grants-in-Aid and Politics Today
Assignment 6: Federalism and the Supreme Court
Assignment 7: Study for Unit 1 Cumulative Test