Cooperative Federalism In 1945

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ederalism is written in the constitution but hasn 't always worked the same way. The first system was duel federalism, where the states and government each have different responsibilities. In 1945 we had cooperative federalism. This is where the states and government duties are combined. In the 1970s we got new federalism, based on the philosophy of devolution, or backwards evolution. This let more power shift back over to the states.

Congress established an institutional backup by creating the General Accounting Office, replacing the Treasury Department’s role in auditing and accounting for expenditures. This Office helped with budgeting, so the government was able to enlarge the
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