A system of government in which power is divided between state government and national governments
Division of powers
in a federal system, power is divided between states and national government. Each have their own responsibility
powers the constitution gives the national government (means "to give")
are expressed or stated directly in the constitution. Articles I, II, & III contain most of them.
not directly stated but can be reasonable assumed or suggested by expressed powers
not directly stated in the constitution and belong to the national government.
the powers congress doesn't have because the constitution denies them.
powers that belong exclusively to the 50 states.
those powers in politics shared by the state and the federal government