POLS 001 Lecture 3: Constitutional Basis of Federalism

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Political Science Department
POLS 001
Constitutional Basis of Federalism
Back in the olden days (18th century) Americans thought of
themselves more as New Yorkers and Virginians than Americans
They were very confederate: bad time for the unitarian
This is why we have a federal system
The Division of Power
States have responsibility for:
Many policies
Organizing themselves into local governments
State elections
National elections
Ratifying constitutional amendments
Constitution guarantees to states
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