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Federalism: A constitutional arrangement whereby power is divided between national and subnational governments, each of which enforces its own laws directly on its citizens and neither of which can alter the arrangement without the consent of the other.
 
Federalism affects everybody in America on a daily basis. It affects us, students, on daily basis. Minnesota's graduation standards are going to be different than Iowa's graduation standards. Gradutation standard are rights reserved to the states. The national government affects our daily lives also. When we are driving down the interstate, the national laws tell us how fast we can go. This power being divided between the states and national government allows your parents to pick the state with the education they want their kids to have. National law also helps the nation stay together.    

James Madison
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Author of The Federalist Papers