Federalism: How should power be shared between national and state governments?
Create a table with 3 columns and 2 rows. Label the left column “Decisions my parents should make,” the center column “decisions my parents and I should make together,” and the third “decisions I should make myself.”
Now consider your life as a teenager (or your high school years). Brainstorm: how many decisions relevant to your own life can you put in each column?
I'll let you think for a few minutes, then share with you the following list of ideas to get you working. Can you think of 10 things total that are NOT on my list?
Transition: This is exactly how our government works. Let’s get back to the Articles of Confederation...
Lecture – The difference between a “Confederacy” and a “Federal Republic” (5-10 minutes) We'll unpack the difference between these two forms of government, but leave the question hanging: “so which governments (state or national) have which powers?”
Constitution USA, Part 1: Federalism
This video is not linked online. You may download it from me, or you may pay $2 to watch it on youtube if you would like to review it. Watch 20 minutes (medical marijuana). Discuss:
HOMEWORK: Finish reading and annotating Tocqueville, Chapter 2. DUE: Start of class Tuesday.
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