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Federalism: America's Unique Version

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Federalism is a basic principle in the system of American government, yet the Founding Fathers offered no official definition of the term, nor do the words federation or federal appear in the Constitution. Actually, in The Federalist (No. 39), James Madison proposed that the Constitution is neither federal nor national in nature but a combination of the two. This session discusses the major theories of federalism such as dual federalism and cooperative federalism. A comparison of the American federal system to the British system is included. Constitutional concepts such as equal footing, federal analogy for legislative apportionment, nullification, interposition, full faith and credit, privileges and immunities of citizens, extradition, interstate compacts and disputes and enumerated and implied powers will be explored. We will discuss landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court as well.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Florida Public Archaeology Network

Dr. Gary Howard 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/21/2018 - 2/21/2018 Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pensacola, Florida Public Archaeology Network  Map Dr. Gary Howard