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federal system

System of Government where the national government and state governments share power, derive all authority from the people, and the powers of government are specified in a constitution.

progressive federalism

Movement that gives state officials significant leeway in acting on issues normally considered national in scope, such as the environment and consumer protection.

developmental policies

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redistributive policies

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judicial federalism

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preemption

A concept that allows the national government to override state or local actions in certain areas.

devolution

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block grant

A large grant given to a state by the federal government with only general spending guidelines.

cooperative federalism

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nullification

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dual federalism

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interstate compact

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confederation

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extradition

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ex post facto law

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bill of attainder

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expressed powers

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concurrent powers

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reserved powers

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exclusive powers

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unitary system

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Article VI

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Contract with America

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New Federalism

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Great Society

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Court-packing plan

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New Deal

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Seventeenth Amendment

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Sixteenth Amendment

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Barron v Baltimore

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Gibbons v Ogden

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McCulloch v Maryland

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Privileges and Immunities

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Full Faith and Credit

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Amendment X

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