Considering the American experience and dissatisfaction with an all-powerful national government during
colonialism and the lack of cohesion and national power under the Articles of Confederation, discuss how the U.S. Constitution creates a balance between state and national governments as well as a division of powers among the various branches of government.
In responding to your classmates, discuss if the division of power between the states and national government is now out of balance. If so, what steps can we take to restore the balance? Where do we draw the line between the national government providing a uniform set of conditions for all citizens and being intrusive?