Handout G: An Overview of Federalism at the Founding and Early Republic
Directions: Use Handout D: Excerpts, Roger Sherman, June 6, 1787, Handout E: Excerpts, Federalist No. 39, James Madison, 1788, and Handout F: Excerpts, Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, (1835) to fill in this table in order to understand how thinkers in the 18th and 19th centuries expected the principle of federalism to be applied.
|Alexis de Tocqueville
|Power and role of the national government
|Power and role of the state governments
To what extent and in what ways have the powers and functions of the two levels of government changed in the 20th and 21st centuries?