Importance of Federalism Essay

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    Constitution and in the midst of the crisis of nullification, James Madison reaffirmed the centrality of federalism while writing the preface to what would become his “Notes on the Federal Convention”. The federal system certainly was important to James Madison and his contemporaries, and it has been important to succeeding generations of Americans who lived their lives and struggled with collective issues and concerns in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Numerous ideas on government emanated from European and American colonial writings and were reformulated during the American founding era. It was in this period, as the thirteen colonies gained independence from Greta Britain, that Americans wrote state constitutions, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The founding of an American constitutional republic in the eighteenth century with a federal system of democratic government attracts the attention of thoughtful citizens today not only in the United Sates but also those who are attempting to establish constitutional democracy in the other…

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    Federalism as we know it today, is a complex and dynamic method of government that divides power between a national government and smaller governmental units. In the United States, the smaller governmental units represent the state/local governments. The United States first started out as a confederation of thirteen states and eventually established a successful federal system. The Founders of this country identified several reasons for creating a federalist government: To evade tyrannical rule…

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    men had to frame the declaration of independence so everyone knew the rules clearly. Federalism helped to protect against tyranny by appointing certain powers to each section of the government. Document B also divided power among people and their jobs so that everyone is happy. (The president, senate, supreme court.) Checks and balances were created so that not one group had to much power. In document…

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    Cross indicates that the answer to the problem of federalism lies within the governmental structure. Using the example of Australia, Cross explains that the States there have educational ministers as well as federal educational ministers. These ministers have a council in which all parties have to reach consensus before a policy moves forward. This is decidedly different from the way laws are made in Congress. If decisions were agreed and accepted by this council, it would be the council…

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    Federalism is a political concept in which a group of members are bound together by covenant with a governing representative head. The term "federalism" is also used to describe a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units . Federalism is a system based upon democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern is shared between national and provincial/state governments, creating what is…

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    Federalism is a type of government, therefore, “It is a principle of government that tells the relationship between the central government at the national level furthermore its constituent units at the regional, state, or local levels”("Federalism.", 1). What this is saying is Federalism is a type of government, however the government of the U.S uses federalism. There are different types of Federalism like Dual Federalism. This is a type of federalism where the “national government and the…

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    10th Amendment Federalism

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    Federalism, the division of government into two sovereign powers (the national and state governments), is based in the Constitution and has been affirmed by the Supreme Court’s interpretations as to what the Constitution requires. While the 10th Amendment is the only portion of the Constitution that expressly addresses the division of authoritative rights, many other sections of the Constitution affirm the importance of federalism and justify rules enacted in its protection. Some…

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    “How does federalism keep government closer to the people? The founding fathers of The United States had all the intentions to allow the people of our country to govern the people (Coffey, 2011). The Founding Fathers decided to provide Federalism as the political system. Federalism is a system with power that is shared between the federal/central government and the states or subnational governments. Federalism has allowed for the Founding Fathers to provide a government to ensure…

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    A fight for competitive federalism lies in the beginning of this article. The author is specifying for a particular type of federalism in which the central government should play a very limited role, exclusively running our units of states to compete with one another on economic values of their citizens. Federalism empowers our citizens by providing this pluralism system, establishing more accessibility to leaders and increase citizens’ participation within their government. This participation…

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    Political System

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    Which political system is better for a country? Each country have different needs, cultures, history, strengths and weaknesses to take into account in order to find the appropriate system. The aftermath of war in Iraq, when talking about politics, was focused on asserting control over the country, the next step in order to rebuild the country is establishing a representational system, the majority believe that democracy is the system to follow, since a democracy is not a unknown concept for…

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