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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
June 26, 2006

"What is Federalism"
Robin Einhorn, Professor of History
University of California, Berkeley

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  • R Einhorn Slides from the Lecture pdf file (212 kb)
    includes charts from John Joseph Wallis (2000) "American Government Finance in the Long Run: 1790 to 1990" Journal of Economic Perspectives , 14, 1, 61-82, selected definitions of federalism and quotations from Prigg v. Pennsylvania and the 14th Ammendment which are referenced in the lecture.

  • California History-Social Science Curriculum Framework
    Grade 8 > Section 8.2 > Framework 7."Describe the principles of federalism, dual sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, the nature and purpose of majority rule, and the ways in which the American idea of constitutionalism preserves individual rights."
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/allfwks.asp

  • Historical Tables, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2007 (2.2 MB) PDF Information provides data on budget receipts, outlays, surpluses or deficits, Federal debt, and Federal employment over an extended time period, generally from 1940 or earlier to 2007.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2007/

  • The Text of the Constitution, Amendment X (Ratified December 15, 1791), doctrine of states' rights
    http://www.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/
    details_explanation.php?link=159&const=17_amd_10

  • Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Alien.html

  • Embargo Act of 1807
    http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0817234.html

    http://www.jmu.edu/madison/center/main_pages/madison_archives/
    life/secretary/embargo.htm

  • Nullification Proclamation of 1832
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Nullification.html

  • The Fugitive Slave Act 1850
    http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/fugitive.htm

  • Rendition of Anthony Burns 1854
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1570.html

  • Civil Rights Act 1866
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/activism/ps_1866.html

  • Civil Rights Acts (1866 -1875)
    http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/gallery/civilrights.asp

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act 1890
    http://ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=51

    http://www.civics-online.org/library/formatted/
    texts/sherman_antitrust.html

  • Pure Food and Drug Act 1906
    http://www.c-span.org/classroom/pov/povlp_schiavone5.asp

    http://www.americanheritage.com/people/articles/l

  • Volstead Act of 1919
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct28.html

  • McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
    http://ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=21

    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/
    conlaw/congpowers.htm

  • U.S. Supreme Court: PRIGG v. COM. OF PENNSYLVANIA, 41 U.S. 539 (1842)
    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?
    navby=case&court=us&vol=41&page=539

  • Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842 Held: Federal law trumps state law)
    http://www.4lawschool.com/conlaw/prigg.shtml

  • 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 1868
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/14thamendment.htm

  • Lochner v. New York, 1905 State's Police Powers vs Personal Liberty to Contract Under the 14th Amendment
    http://www.lectlaw.com/files/case37.htm

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/
    USSC_CR_0198_0045_ZS.html

  • Nebbia v. New York, 291 U.S. 502 (1934)
    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/
    libertyofk.htm

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) 1935
    http://ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=67 l

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)
    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/
    conlaw/sepbutequal.htm

  • Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
    http://www.landmarkcases.org/miranda/home.html

  • Roe v. Wade (1973)
    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials
    /conlaw/abortion.htm