Concurrent powers of the United States government are actions that can be performed by both state and national government. State and local governments seldom exercise concurrent powers in accordance with each other. They... More »

The federal government has power over issues that affect the entire nation. However, the powers granted to the federal government must be spelled out in the Constitution or ruled "necessary and proper" as interpretations... More »

In a federal government, power is distributed between the federal or national government and the state governments, both of which coexist with sovereignty. Under federalism, the states are not subordinate to the central ... More »

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