The Federalist Structure of U.S. Government

Federalism: Division of political authority between a central government and state or provincial governments. Federalism is in contrast to unitary political systems where there are no quasi-sovereign governmental units that co-exist with the national government.

Forms of federalism in the United States:

Government structure

Federal government structure (Executive)

Government functions

Inter-governmental fiscal relations

Forms of Municipal government

Problems of Federalism