Learning Objectives

3.1 Describe federalism and the way it evolved in the United States.

3.2 Identify the kinds of constitutional protections that guard against an overly powerful national government.

3.3 Discuss the factors contributing to a shift toward nationalized public policy.

3.4 Explain the ways in which the national government dominates the modern federal system.

3.5 Assess to what extent collective action dilemmas influenced modern federalism.