1. Explain the concept of federalism and how it relates to the issue of sanctuary cities (79-81).

Forging Federalism

  1. Explain the difference between unitary, confederal, and federal systems of government (82-3).

Who Holds Government Authority

  1. What are the advantages of state-level policy? (83-4)
  2. What are the advantages of national policy? (84-7).

What Do You Think? Preserving Local Values or Promoting Consistent National Policy?

  1. How does the issue of marijuana legalization highlight the question of whether we should follow state or national policy? (87)

How Federalism Works

  1. Describe the delegated powers listed in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, including the commerce clause, the necessary and proper clause, and the notion of implied powers (88-9).
  2. Explain the meaning of the supremacy clause in Article 6 of the Constitution and the notion of inherent powers (89).
  3. Explain the meaning of reserved powers in the Tenth Amendment (89).
  4. Explain how the federal system works with delegated powers of the national government, concurrent powers, and powers of state governments (89-90).
  5. Explain the notion of dual federalism that existed from 1789-1933 (91-2).
  6. Explain the notion of cooperative federalism that existed from 1933-1981 (92-3).
  7. Explain the notion of new federalism (93-4).
  8. Explain the notion of progressive federalism (94).
  9. Explain the status federalism today under the Trump Administration (95).

Issues of Federalism

  1. Explain the issues of unfunded mandates and devolution (96-7).
  2. Explain the history of federalism in the courts (97-99).

Nationalism, American Style

  1. Explain the notion nationalism and its origins (99-100).