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Definition of federalism

System of government in which a written constitution divides the powers of government on a territorial basis

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What two types of government do we have?

Federal government and states government

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What is the supreme law?

U.S Constitution

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What is Delegated powers?

Powers that are given to the national government

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What are the 3 types of delegated powers?

1. Expressed- specifically stated
2. Implied
3. Inherent powers- belong to the national government because the national gov of a sovereign state

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Denied powers

Powers that are denied to the national government

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Examples of denied powers

1. Bill of rights
2. Silent- if the constitution doesn't mention so,etching doesn't mean you can do it.
3. Cannot abolish states governments

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Reserved powers

Powers that belong to the state government

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Exclusive powers

Powers that are only held by the national government

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Example of exclusive power

Declaring war

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Concurrent powers

Powers exercised by both governments

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Example of concurrent powers

Taxes

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Federal obligation to the states

1) government must guarantee a republican form of gov.
2) must protect from foreign invasion and domestic violence
3) must protect state boarders
4) admitting new states

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Cooperative federalism

1. Grants- in-aid: federal money and resources given to the states. Many conditions on the grants
2. Block grants- same thing except barely any conditions
3. Revenue sharing- federal government gives a share of its tax revenue to the states
4. States aid to the federal government- states in charge of national elections

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What are Interstate relations?

Relations between the states

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Types of interstate relations (4)

1. Interstate compact- agreement between a state and a foreign land
2. Full faith and credit- each state must respect the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state
3. Extradition- legal process in which a fugitive from justice in one state is returned to that state from another
4. Privileges and immunities- (examples) marriage licenses, contracts, and divorce licenses