by Nicholas Bielaczyc, East High
As the Founding Fathers were trying to create a new form of government they were troubled. There wasn't a government that existed that they thought was effective. They knew they didn't want a system similar to England. That is why they sought independence. Their first try, known as a confederation, was unsuccessful. What to do? And then it came to them, Federalism.
What is it?
How does it work?
Is it effective?
Does it has problems?
It seems today there are numerous calls to revise the U.S. Constitution to resolve conflicts between different units of government. Is this necessary?
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