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Having read through Chapter 3, please respond to THREE of the following questions.
Please type up your answers in any word processing software that is readable by a PC [i.e. no Mac/Apple Pages documents–please convert to rtf]. Attach the file in the proper area in the assignment section.
Differentiate between federal and unitary systems. Be sure to provide a definition and an example of each system. What are some advantages and disadvantages to each system? In weighing the advantages and disadvantages, which system is more effective from your perspective?
Discuss the importance of the full faith and credit clause and the privileges and immunities clause to the functioning of federalism in the United States. What potential impact does each clause have on states?
Discuss and differentiate the various types of grants-in-aid described in your text. How has the national government used grants-in-aid financing to exercise influence over state and local governments?
What did the Supreme Court rule in McCulloch v. Maryland and Gibbons v. Ogden? Why were these decisions so important?
What is the difference between dual federalism and cooperative federalism? Explain why the United States transitioned from one form of federalism to the other. How have regulated federalism and new federalism changed the ways in which cooperative federalism operates?
Discuss enumerated, implied, and concurrent powers. How do each differ from one another? Why is the 10th Amendment so important for states?
Answers do not require a specific word or page count.