The Influence Of Federalism Of 1787 And Today

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“Federalism is a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority (national government) and constituent political units (states). Within the sovereignty of the national and state government, they directly governs the residents within their own assigned territory. They have authority that is not subject to the other’s approval and is constitutionally protected. Abolishment of each other is prohibited” (Patterson, 2013, p. 59). Federalism of 1787 and today divides the responsibilities of government between the nation and states, restraining the influence of both. They have primary responsibilities for some policy areas and they have shared responsibility for other policy areas. The
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