Anyway, I find it incredible that anyone without a bit of actual knowledge could possibly make this claim. Being clueless is no excuse, especially from someone living in Illinois (yes, I have your number too)! So what have I been actually teaching my students? Check out the following Free Response Quiz they just took and see how YOU would do. Are you smarter than my class? I will give you a hint...the material can be found in the first three Chapters of "How Our Government Really Works, Despite What They Say."
2. Explain the different types of Federalism and give at least one example of each;
a. Layer Cake Federalism
b. Marble Cake Federalism
c. Horizontal Federalism
3. Revenue Sharing is a vital part of Federalism. Identify the types of Revenue sharing and give an example of each.
4. A system of Federalism that gives powers back to the states is frequently called two names. What are they and what do they mean?
5. Mandates come in a variety of types. Identify at least two types and explain which political ideology relates to them.
Feel free to send me your answers and I will let you know IF you could compete with my great students. Are you "up" on your US Government and American Politics?