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Political Science
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CAS PO 191
Judith Swanson

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Question 1, Research, Federalism Federalism • The division of powers between the national and state governments • Madison: middle ground that can “support a due supremacy of national authority, and not exclude [the states]” • State and national governments govern through their own officials and laws • Derive legitimacy from the Constitution • Both state and federal must agree to changes in the Constitution and exercise power separately and directly over the people living under their authority, subject to limits specified in the Constitution (supreme law) • Some shared powers by federal and state governments (power to tax and borrow money0 • States cannot ignore or contradict federal laws or Constitution • The Federalist No. 45:
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