The Evolution of American Federalism: 1937-Present


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Which of the following was the first system of federalism in the United States?

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1. Identify which of the following is a trait of progressive federalism?

2. With this system, federal and state government responsibilities are highly intertwined. The government entities worked together to administer social programs. This best describes which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Federalism is a division of power between the federal government and the individual state governments, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the history and types of federalism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following types of federalism:

  • Progressive federalism
  • Creative federalism
  • Cooperative federalism
  • Dual federalism
  • New federalism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Cooperative and New Federalism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of each style of federalism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about federalism style associated with the 1980s

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson on American Federalism Since 1937. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the meaning of federalism
  • Understand the history of federalism in America
  • Know important events and figures
  • Define key terms like the New Deal and the Tenth Amendment