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Federalism Roundup

Lesson: What is a Federal Republic? Description: The delegates to the Constitutional Convention embraced the difficult duty of crafting a government that appropriately distributed the power between the national government and the states. For the Founders, the principle of federalism was a means of protecting liberty by limiting and dividing government power. Lesson: State and Local Government Description: What role do state and local governments play in our constitutional system? Explore this question with this primary source-based lesson. Lesson: Mc Culloch v. Maryland (Homework Help) Description: Can state governments tax the federal government? This Homework Help video analyzes the important questions addressed in the landmark Supreme Court case of McCulloch v. Maryland and how the decision contributed to our understanding of federalism. Lesson: South Dakota v. Dole (DBQ) Description: In the 1980s, the federal government threatened to withhold highway funds from states if they did not raise their drinking age. Was this a violation of the Constitution? This DBQ lesson features primary sources and asks students to decide for themselves. Lesson: Federalism (Docs of Freedom) Description: The American Founders established a system of government that separated powers between state and national governments. This lesson explores the features of the important principle of federalism. Be on the lookout for our upcoming Homework Help video on South Dakota v. Dole and Federalism, coming in Fall 2020. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel here.