With The Adoption Of The Constitution Power Shifts From The State To The Federal (1)

With the adoption of the Constitution, power shifts from the state to the federal government. At the same time sovereignty shifts from the states to the people. In what ways does the Constitution protect individuals and states from the overweening power of the national government? In what ways does the Constitution hamper the effectiveness of our national government? Why did the Founding Fathers want it to be this way? To what were they reacting? Can you think of a recent example where the ability of the federal government to get things done has been hampered by the protections inherent in the Constitution?

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