a system of government where the constitution divides the power between a national government and several state govenrments.
division of powers
Basic principle of federalism; government powers broken up on a geographic basis
Those powers, expressed, implied, or inherent, granted to the National Government by the Constitution
delegated powers that are spelled out in the constitution
Those delegated powers of the National Constitution that are suggested; those "necessary and proper" to carry out the expressed powers
Powers the Constitution is presumed to have delegated to the National Constitution.
Those powers that the Constitution does not grant to the National Government and does not deny to the states.
Powers that can be exercised by the National Government alone
Powers that both the National Government and the states have and excercise
congressional act directing the people of territory to frame a constitution as a step towards admission to the Union
act of admission
congressional act admitting a state to the union
grants of federal money or other resources to states, cities, counties, etc.
Form of Federal aid where Congress gives a share of tax revenue to the states, cities, counties, etc with no restrictions.
type of federal grants-in-aid program; given for a specific, closely defined purpose
type of federal grants-in-aid for some particular but broadly defined area of public policy.
type of federal grants-in-aid; made for specific projects to those who apply for them.
Formal agreement between entered into with consent of Congress, or between the states, or between a state and a foreign state.
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Constitution's requirement that each state accept the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of other states.
legal process by which a fugitive from justice in one state is returned to that state.
Privileges and Immunities Clause
Constitutional provision that says that no state can draw unreasonable distinction between its own residents and those persons who happen to live in other states.