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Lecture 5

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In this lecture, the professor analyzes the growth in the federal government during the Great Depression and subsequent crisis. He analyzes the Constitution's genius in creating the balance between federal and state power (federalism). He reviews the Amendments that have chipped away at state power. He also analyzes the impact of the federal grant system on destroying state power. If you read this lecture, please post your comments below.

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wwwjr said...

I enjoyed Hanging by the Thread. It was intriguing.

I particularly like lecture five. For a long time I have tried explaining the original role and intent of the Senate only to be faced with blank stares (not much of a teacher). When I read your comments about the 17th amendment I immediately had to read it to my wife.

Thanks. I look forward to your next book.