Borders and Powers

By: Joelle Carrington


Borders are boundaries that define where one thing starts and another thing ends. It can be determined by geography or human interaction. A nation's borders help establish it's resources which help determine its power. The more resources a nation has typically the more power they have.

Examples: city limit, school district, construction zone, county line, state border, international border, and etc.


Governments have political power which means the power to control or enforce behavior. When some governments countries have more power than others, international relations tries to keep the balance of power within the country. So that there is no total unlimited power. If one country does become too powerful, other countries will band together against it, keeping track that one country doesn't overrule. That's why we make laws and treaties to ensure our balance of power for our country, and to cooperate and prevent conflicts.


- The function in a state is when they often share powers with the federal government, as it states in the 10th Amendment that, all powers not given to the federal government are reserved for the states.

- The function in a local town is for the powers to be granted by the state.

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