- Identify the three systems of government and how they divide power,
- Explain what federalism is and why it was chosen as a system for the United States,
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of federalism,
- Describe the ways elements in the U.S. Constitution provide a basis for federalism,
- Summarize the different types of federalism that developed over time, and
- Discuss the Supreme Court’s role in U.S. federalism.