The sharing of power between national & state governments.
Excerpts From the Constitution
The 3rd major system is a Federalism. In a federal system the national government holds significant power. "The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks"
"The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world."James Madison
Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, James Madison were founders of Federalism and they believed in it to ignore tyrant. They also believed in it because they wanted states to participate more in government and create new ideas and programs.In Federalism they elected a president for the country and a mayor for the states.
USA State and Federal Powers
Federalism in The Past
The civil war was fought not only because of slavery but also because of states' sovereignty.
4 states have in-acted laws that have weakened gun control
Same Sex Mariage
Some states have legalized this, and many states are working on legalizing it.
23 states have legalized marijuana.
Current Examples of Federalism
Federalism provides the states the freedom to experiment with social issues such as gun control, medical marijuana and same sex marriages by voting on state and national laws.