The reading summarizes powers granted by the Constitution - some powers are granted to the Federal government, some powers are granted to state and local governments, some powers are shared.
After reviewing the assigned material on these powers, choose one of the following topics to discuss: education reform, drug legalization, same-sex marriage licenses/laws, and gun laws.
These are each controversial issues of federalism that some believe should be in the hands of the federal or state government or even shared between the two. You need to analyze the strengths of these arguments:
For the ONE topic you choose (education, drug legalization, marriage licenses, or gun laws), make the case for why the power should be in the hands of the federal government, the state government, or a shared power based on the powers listed in the reading.
Be sure to include an example from the list of powers in the reading to support your position in why the power belongs with the federal or state government or a shared power.