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Federalism
the division of sovereignty between a national gov't and regional gov'ts
Sovereignty
ultimate governing authority
Confederacy
the type of gov't established by the Articles
Unitary system
sovereignty is vested soley in the national gov't
Necessary and Proper Clause (Elastic Clause)
Gives congress the power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying execution into the foregoing powers
Implied powers
the authority to take action that is not expressly authorized by the Constitution but that supports actions that are so authorized
Reserved powers
The states powers under the Constitution
Commerce clause
The Congress shall have the power to regulate commerce among the states but does not spell out the economic activities included in the grant of power
cooperative federalism
based on shared policy responsibilities rather than sharply divided ones