How Much Do You Know About Federalism in the U.S.?

Six questions about the roles of our state and federal governments

The framers of the Constitution faced a dilemma: How do they organize 13 independent states — each with its own governing bodies and constitution — into one unified country? Their solution was a system that shared power between the states and a central government, also called federalism. Take the quiz below to see how much you know about how state and federal governments function and interact. 

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