Federalism

Diana Fernandez, Natasha Maldonado, Kate Toroxel

Definition

The federal system or principle of government. It is the sharing of power between both state and national governments.

Who Has The Power?

Both the state and national governments share their power in federalism.

In Action

1. States can set their own laws.

2. A centralized government allows states to use the same currency.

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How Does Federalism Limit the Federal Government?

Federalism gives both the state and federal governments power, so each side has an equal amount of power and neither side is too strong. This makes the federal government a limited government.
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