What is federalism? Why and how did the framers invent a federal system? How and why has American federalism changed over time? What are some pros and cons of American federalism?
Much has changed since the framer's time. American federalism is now a mix of dualism, cooperation, and coercion. What were the major changes and what drove them? (14 minutes)
Federalism offers many advantages but it is not a guarantee of political freedom, fairness, or a good quality of life. Much depends upon the quality of people we elect to our state and federal offices.