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Friday, January 6, 2017

Dual Federalism & Cooperative Federalism

HW Reminder: Read 92-102 and take the reading quiz.

Federalism can take many different forms. Dual federalism and cooperative federalism are historically the two main descriptors of how federalism has worked in the United States.

Read this page on dual and cooperative federalism and this one on the differences between dual and cooperative federalism to get a better understanding of the differences between the two. As you read, take notes (using a double-column chart) about the significant points and differences between the two.

Key questions:

1. How would you define dual federalism? When did it dominate American politics?
2. How would you define cooperative federalism? When did it dominate American politics?
3. How does the layer cake/marble cake metaphor apply to these two forms of federalism?
4. What features of the Constitution are relevant in the debate between dual and cooperative federalism?
5. What caused the shift in the 1930s from dual to cooperative federalism?

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