Federalism in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Federalism

a type of government which gives central authority to the federal government with limited states’ rights

Examples of Federalism in a sentence

Currently, Canada uses a government that is similar to federalism due to its strong national Parliament with minor provincial power.  🔊

When the United States government was born, our founding fathers chose the powers of federalism over states’ rights.  🔊

Federalism in the 1780s proved difficult for the United States since many states used their own currency.  🔊

Since each territory would have separate laws, the new country’s leaders realized that federalism allowed more control to the president.  🔊

Today, fewer countries are governed by federalism so that there are shared powers between the national government and state governments.  🔊

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