The Development of Federalism in the US

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    The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia that George Washington presided over, was a grassroots movement in the balance of states and federal governement. While this was taking place those involved had concerns that travel and communication would be very difficult to convey. It would take several weeks for all the colonies to be notified. It made sense to allow states to adopt policies that are specific to that states needs.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    The State of Maryland voted to tax all business not done with state banks, people who resided in Mayland had to pay tax if they did their banking in another state. Maryland even felt they could tax the federal bank. McCullouch worked in a branch of the Bank of the United States and refused to pay the tax, so of course Maryland sued. Cheif Justice Marshall worte that the federal governement had rights to set up a federal bank but the state didnt have power to tax the federal governement.
  • Civil War Amendments

    Civil War Amendments
    The most controversial to come before Congress, that Congress prohibited the submission of antislavery petitions. Different states had different belief in slavery. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery all together.
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    With the fall in the economy President Roosevelt wanted to institute a plan to help with those in need. In order to implemet these programs, the national government had to grow, which consequently took power away from the states.
  • Federal Grants

    Federal Grants
    Catagorical Grants was a Federal grants to states or local governments that are for specific programs/projects.
    Block grants are ederal programs that provide funds to state and local governments for general functional areas.
  • Drugs in 2005

    Drugs in 2005
    The Supreme Court agrued that the federal governement's power to seize & destroy illiegal drugs trumped California's law legalizing the use of medical marijuana.