A federal system of government is defined as a union of partially self-governing states or regions under a central government, with powers usually assigned to each by a constitution. Neither the states nor the federal bo... More »

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A federal, legal holiday is a day that has been declared a legal day off by Federal statute or Executive order. When a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday immediately preceding the holiday is considered a publi... More »

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Federal debt is the money that the federal government owes to creditors, such as other governments and businesses. The government uses borrowed funds to supplement deficit budgets and finance expenditures. Federal debt h... More »

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A federal system of government is a union of partially self-governing states or regions under a central government with powers usually assigned to each by a constitution. Neither the states nor the federal body acting al... More »

A federal republic is a type of government made up of smaller areas such as states or provinces where the central government cedes certain powers to the individual areas for self-government purposes. The citizens of the ... More »

Although both federal and confederate governments are multilateral systems of government that entail a central government as well as smaller state or municipal governments, a federal system assigns more power to the cent... More »

A federal system of government works by dividing the powers between two levels of government. Powers are assigned on the national level, but states also have specific powers. More »