by Megan, Elise, and Ella
Delegated powers belong to the central government.
Reserved powers belong to the states.
Concurrent powers are shared by the state and central governments.
Examples from the Constitution
Article I, Section 8, Clause 3
"The Congress shall have Power . . . To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian"
This gives the federal governement the power to regulate trade between states along with regulating and taxing foreign trade.
"The Congress . . . shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments."
Federal government and states share the power to amend the the constitution, other powers go to the states.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Any powers not given to the federal government are given to the states and the people.
This picture illustrates the equality between federal and state government under federalism
This illustrates that the all powers are either equally shared between federal or states or shared
This shows that the sharing of powers makes America stronger