“ New Federalism”, as defined by Ronald Reagan, shifted the power from the national level to the state level. He created this change in power because he believed that the federal government was incapable of catering to the individual’s needs in comparison to the state.
Disagreed with diminishing role of state governments in the federal system Mandates from Washington wasteful New Federalism! Mandates took away authority and legitimacy from the state governments
: moving power from federal government to state government.
More state power
-people get more of what they want
Less gov’t power
-gov’t is not in control
Ex. Katrina, the federal governments response was ineffective
States would be too equal
Cause problems nationally
People wouldn’t have the same rights in different states
Ex. Gay marriage rights not the same nationally
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Shea, Daniel M., Joanne Connor Green, Christopher E. Smith. Living Democracy, National Edition. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, 2007.