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A system of government in which powers and policy assignments are shared between states and the national government. They may also share costs, administration, and even blame for programs that work poorly.
The pattern of spending, taxing, and providing grants in the federal system; it is the cornerstone of the national government's relations with state and local governments.
a United States federal grant specifying a precise formula in the legislation creating the program.
ratified in 1868, defining national citizenship and forbidding the states to restrict the basic rights of citizens or other persons.
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