Federalism and Lawmaking: Claim Your Powers State v. Federal Government

Lesson Duration

This lesson focuses on the basic concepts of federalism and lawmaking.  It explores powers reserved to the states and those given to the federal government through discussion and a “Claim your Powers” activity.  It also reviews the federal and Minnesota constitutional amendment process and the legislative lawmaking processes.  Students are introduced to federalism and lawmaking through a instructional video.

Federalism and Lawmaking Powerpoint

Federalism and Lawmaking Claim Your Powers State v. Federal Government



©By Aleida Ortega and Ryan Conners, University of Minnesota Law School Students, Street Law course, Spring 2012. Permission granted for classroom use.