Federal And the Constitution.

The definition of the word "federal" is: pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states.

The Constitution is the guideline for the Federal government. In America, we have a principle of federalism, in which the states and the federal government must work together. This principle is one of the seven in the Constitution. The Constitution tells how the federal government should operate. It divides the federal government into three branches; avers what the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial should do. The constitution only tells what the federal government should do, because in Amendment ten, the Constitution says that the States have the leftover power that is not reserved to the federal government. An example of this would be when the framers of the Constitution were birthing it, because they used federalist papers and persuasion to get people to want a more federal government. The Articles of Confederation failed because they didn't have a strong enough central government.

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This photo represents the federal government because it is a picture of the White House. Members of the executive branch work here, and the president lives here. It is federal because the President and cabinet members are part of the executive branch.

"This form of government is a convention by which several smaller states agree to become members of a larger one, which they intend to form. It is a kind of assemblage of societies that constitute a new one, capable of increasing, by means of new associations, till they arrive to such a degree of power as to be able to provide for the security of the united body."
-Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers, No. 9.

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