Definition: Federalism






Federalism is the division of power between the states and the federal government. According to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, the Congress has delegated, or enumerated, powers and can do big things like declare war and coin money. According to the Tenth Amendment, states have reserved powers, and control education, marriage, and driving laws. Some powers are shared, like taxation. These are called concurrent powers. Here is what you need to know:

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