As we learned in this week's lesson, issues between state and federal powers have existed from the founding of our country. On one side is centralism, in which the federal government has the majority of the power and states only receive rights surrendered by the national government. On the other side are decentralists, who believe that the 10th Amendment grants broad power to the states, and view the Constitution as a strict construction document. These opposing viewpoints transcend time periods and political parties and are the root of many of America's ongoing debates.
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