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The Design of Federalism

The Design of Federalism
Coercive Federalism
Evolution of Federalism

The Constitution Sets Up the Design of Federalism

United States of America Constitution

The original design of federalism was created to make the national government and state governments agree without one getting too much power over the other. Constitution delegates powers to the nation. Any powers not delegated to the nation are for the state. Constitution also uses the National Supremacy Clause which states nation has authority over the states on laws that the nation and state disagree on. It also gives concurrent and reserved powers to both. Concurrent powers are powers given to both nation and state. Reserved powers are powers meant for only one government. Some reserved powers for the nation are coining money and declaring war. The Bill of Rights deny powers to both the nation and the state governments.