2021 AP Government Prep with Paul Sargent #1 | Reviewing the Constitution and Federalism
Session 1: The Constitution and Federalism
This session reviews the foundations of American democracy, including the events that led to the Declaration of Independence. The controversies and compromises surrounding the writing and ratification of the Constitution will also be covered. The session finishes with the concept of federalism, the division of power between the federal and state governments, and its application to modern policy concerns.
Federalism is one of the basic principles of our U.S. Constitution but a complex concept to understand. When the Framers created the Constitution they not only established a system of checks and balances to separate power within the national government, they also divided authority between state and national governments.
Federalism | BRI’s Homework Help Series
This Homework Help narrative explores the history of the Founding of the U.S. and the reasons why federalism was created as an important part of our constitutional system. The video challenges viewers to consider this question: why we have a system with local, state, and federal laws?