The Introduction of Federalism
The core constitution of U.S tenants include:
Popular sovereignty, Limited Government, Separation of power, Checks and balances, judicial review, and federalism
Activity 1: The introduction of Federalism
Describing the audience the meaning alongside the definition of Federalism?
Federalism defined as the splitting of the political power in between a small and a large group. In the US, a state government and a federal government which is the national government exists. The state government is responsible for the small states within which the people live, whereas the Federal government controls the entire nation.
Also describe to the audience, about the importance Federalism as a political concept for the populations understanding?
People are encountering and interacting with the different levels of government wither that be the state, local or Federal. Power separation allows the government separated into various groups. Creates job specification for a person, hence people for one job only. It makes sure that all groups have a limited power and one group does not have all the power. Why the government divided into Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial? The legislative part has the job of making laws, whereas the Executive ensure that the laws enforced and the Judicial decides the punishment for the law breakers.
Activity 2: The use of Federalism in the Constitution
Discuss with the audience the concept of the power distribution amongst Federal and Stae level government. It includes people sovereignty, Limited government, and authority separation.
NOTE: Make the audience read excerpts from the constitution and distinguish between the different tenants mentioned below alongside their descriptions.
Popular sovereignty is itself defined as the doctrine in the U.S political theory that believes that government is created by the people and always subjected to people’s will. Thus this means that the citizens of a country are basically in charge of the government in order and also in charge of how it runs. People are allowed to cast their vote to whomever representation for the government position. So the elected person is a representative of the area and opinions of people.
Limited government is the magnitude of power a government can possess. The size also based upon the individual who gives allowance to the government for certain skills. It is the reason why the people mostly vote on the amount of taxes that are applicable and also about how much money can the government take back from the people. These rules decided by the majority population.
Power separation allows the government separated into various groups. It creates job specification for a person, hence people for one job only. It makes sure that all groups have a limited power and one group does not have all the power. Why the government divided into Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial. The legislative part has the job of making laws, whereas the Executive ensure that the laws enforced, and the Judicial decides the punishment for the law breakers.
Checks and balances ensure that no branch of the government can get maximum power over the other branches. One branch if the government has greater power than either the other work up to lower the power of the group or in turn build themselves up so that their power can be at the same level as that team.