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Federalism in the United States

Division of powers between national, state, tribal and local governments / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In the United States, federalism is the constitutional division of power between U.S. state governments and the federal government of the United States. Since the founding of the country, and particularly with the end of the American Civil War, power shifted away from the states and toward the national government. The progression of federalism includes dual, cooperative, and new federalism.

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