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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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.
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.
Further Reading.