Answer each question. Be sure to address any all subtopics in each question. Use peer-reviewed journal articles, books, etc. to substantiate your positions. Be sure to cite your sources in-text and on a separate reference sheet (for each answer).
Answer these questions below with each answer being 5 pages ( reference sheet does not count as pages)
1. A perennial concern in the American political system is the potential federal encroachment on state authority. Recent examples of which might be the â€œAffordable Care Actâ€ or the â€œNo Child Left Behind Act.â€ What are mechanisms by which states can respond to any such shift in the federal-state balance? How well do they work in maintaining â€œproper balance.â€
2. Scholars have developed many different models/metaphors/concepts to describe federalism in the United States. Discuss the extent to which these models have moved the subfield forward. Discuss which model you find most persuasive, and discuss whether and why scholars should devote effort to developing models of federalism.