Ch 110: U.S. Federal, State & Local Government Interaction

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This study chapter has everything you'll need to know regarding U.S. federal, state and local government interaction. The comprehensive video lessons and practice tests will help you refresh your knowledge on these important topics.

U.S. Federal, State and Local Government Interaction - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you understand different parts of the government and how they divide powers and responsibilities. The lessons in the chapter include:

  • Local government
  • State government
  • Power division among national and state governments
  • Devolution
  • Federal government's oversight of state government

The brief and entertaining video lessons are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. The lessons are accompanied by written transcripts of the videos and also short quizzes to assess your knowledge. All of these resources are mobile friendly. So whether you study at home or on-the-go, you have the flexibility to do so as long as you have working internet connection.

5 Lessons in Chapter 110: U.S. Federal, State & Local Government Interaction
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What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges

1. 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.

What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges

2. 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.

Division of Powers Between the National Government and the States

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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