Ask the Constitution: Can States Make Their Own Laws?, 1st Edition

  • Alex Acks
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978508425
  • ISBN-13: 9781978508422
  • DDC: 342.73
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

America is a complex tapestry of laws, from the local ones passed by your city council to national laws made by Congress. Sometimes Congress passes a law to build a program, such as the Affordable Care Act, and then hands some or all of its administration over to the states. Was it always like this? What happens when a state and the national government disagree? Readers find out how these issues have evolved since before the Constitution was signed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Need for a Constitution.
2: Federalism and the Tenth Amendment.
3: “States’ Rights” and the Civil War.
4: From Layer Cake to Marble Cake.
5: Federalism Today.
Chapter Notes.
Glossary.
Further Reading.
Index.