Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism

Describe the primary differences in the role of citizens in government among the federal, confederation, and unitary systems.

How have the political and economic relationships between the states and federal government evolved since the early 1800s?

Discuss how the federal government shapes the actions of state and local governments.

What are the merits and drawbacks of American federalism?

What do you see as the upcoming challenges to federalism in the next decade? Choose an issue and outline how the states and the federal government could respond.