What is Dual Federalism? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best describes the concept of interstate commerce, under the doctrine of dual federalism?

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1. The national government has exclusive control over foreign policy, while the states have exclusive control over other specific areas. This division of responsibilities reflects:

2. Under this theory of federalism, a practical sharing of obligations and duties between state and federal is preferable.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of dual federalism. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on topics such as the sharing of obligations and duties between state and federal governments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Practical sharing of obligations and duties between state and federal governments
  • Interstate commerce
  • Powers that are not strictly given to the national government and belong to the states

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding dual federalism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about interstate commerce
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between state and federal government and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about dual federalism, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Dual Federalism? - Definition & Examples. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Detail a federal republic
  • Explain the differences between interstate and intrastate commerce
  • Relate the functions of federal and state governments