Federalism vs. Separation of Power

Education Will be the choice

You must be able to explain why both the federal and state governments have power to make law in relation to the chosen topic. After choosing your topic, you will have to find specific examples of how federalism impacts the way in which everyday Americans experience your chosen topic. Find at least two specific examples that interest you. You will need to use at least two separate scholarly articles from the library for this assignment.

In your paper,

Explain federalism as it is used in the United States, its constitutional basis, and compare it to the separation of powers (one body paragraph)

Examine the legal basis for the federal government and state governments to make laws regarding your topic based upon the examples you chose (one body paragraph)

Examine the way in which federalism impacts the way in which Americans experience the topic you have chosen. Make sure to discuss tensions and/or instances of cooperation that may arise between the federal and state government on this topic (One paragraph)