Federalism — the idea of a nation made up of smaller, semi-autonomous states — was deemed so important by the founders of the United States that they included it in the “Bill of Rights,” the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
The tenth amendment says that “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states.”
It’s a pretty good article, by the way. Read it here.
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