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Nation's Obligation to the States
Republican form of Government
Respect for Territorial Integrity
Process of State Admission
1. territory asks Congress for admission
2. Congress passes an enabling act allowing the territory to write its own constitution
3. the voters in the territory must approve the Constitution
4. if Congress agrees, they pass an Act of Admission to let the territory in
5. the President must sign the act
grants of federal money or other resources to the States
-blur the lines of Federalism because Federal money is going towards State projects
made for a specific, defined purpose; strings attached such as specific purpose, providing matching money, obeying guidelines, etc
agreements among States and agreements with foreign states (use of river/other resources)
Full Faith and Credit
each state must accept the public acts (laws), records, and judicial proceedings of every other state
Privileges and Immunities
no state can draw unreasonable distinctions between its own residents and those persons who happen to live in other states
not actually stated in the Constitution but they are suggested (building the interstate system)
powers that the government has because it's a sovereign state in the world community (regulate immigration)
specifically stated in the Constitution that Congress cannot do something (prohibit freedom)
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