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Ch 27: AEPA: Federalism

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You'll get to check your understanding of key issues pertaining to federalism in this refresher chapter. Each engaging lesson includes content that you may run into when you're taking your AEPA Political Science/American Government exam.

AEPA: Federalism - Chapter Summary

Brush up on the different responsibilities of state and local governments with this chapter's informative video lessons. While you're on this chapter, you will also be able to review the following subject matter for your AEPA Political Science/American Government exam:

  • How federalism has changed from 1787 to the present
  • Devolution and federalism
  • How the federal government can regulate states
  • The concept of popular sovereignty
  • Division of powers between the federal and state governments
  • Responsibilities of state and local governments

Each video lesson you come across can be completed in roughly 5-10 minutes, and you can easily return to any points with the video tags. Confirm your command of federalism topics with each lesson's quick practice quiz.

AEPA: Federalism Chapter Objectives

Your score on the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam is used to establish whether you meet the requirements for a subject-specific teaching license in Arizona. The test's United States and Arizona Government subarea is where questions dealing this chapter will come from, all in multiple-choice format. This section makes up 58% of the test content. The practice questions you can answer in this chapter give you an idea of how some of your upcoming assessment items could look.

9 Lessons in Chapter 27: AEPA: Federalism
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What is Federalism? - Definition & Factors of U.S. Adoption

1. What is Federalism? - Definition & Factors of U.S. Adoption

The United States government is based on federalism, with governmental power divided between several entities. This lesson explores federalism and explains the factors that led to its use in the U.S.

The Evolution of American Federalism: 1787-1937

2. The Evolution of American Federalism: 1787-1937

Though federalism is written into the United States Constitution, federalism hasn't always worked the same way. It has evolved over the course of American history. This lesson takes a look at the evolution of federalism through the Great Depression.

The Evolution of American Federalism: 1937-Present

3. The Evolution of American Federalism: 1937-Present

Federalism is written into the United States Constitution, but it hasn't always worked the same way. It has evolved over the course of American history. This lesson takes a look at the evolution of federalism from the Great Depression to today.

Sovereignty in the American Political System: Definition & History

4. Sovereignty in the American Political System: Definition & History

The United States is a sovereign nation with two levels of sovereignty. This lesson takes a look at the history of U.S. sovereignty, including the principles of dual sovereignty and nullification.

Division of Powers Between the National Government and the States

5. Division of Powers Between the National Government and the States

The U.S. Constitution uses federalism to divide governmental powers between the federal government and the individual state governments. This lesson explores this division of powers by looking at Supreme Court decisions.

Devolution: Definition & Examples

6. Devolution: Definition & Examples

Devolution is the transfer of certain powers from the federal government to the states. This lesson explains devolution and examines several programs that are a part of the 'devolution revolution.'

Federal Controls on State Governments: Mandates and Federal Court Rulings

7. Federal Controls on State Governments: Mandates and Federal Court Rulings

Though we have federalism, the federal government still controls certain aspects of state government. This lesson takes a look at the ways the federal government controls state government, such as federal court decisions and mandates.

What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges

8. What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges

The United States has a federal government and each of the 50 states has a state government. This lesson explains the organization of state governments, and explores the powers and responsibilities of state governments.

What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges

9. What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges

Each of the 50 states has a state government. Within those states, each county and municipality also has a government. This lesson explains the organization of local governments and explores the powers and responsibilities of local governments.

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