In part 2 of section 1 you learned about both the United States Constitution and the Texas Constitution. You also read about the Tenth Amendment and what it means in regards to the power relationship between Texas and the United States. Watch the following video. In this video you will see Governor Rick Perry addressing this very relationship.
For this project, once you have watched the video you will demonstrate your understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the state by writing a 800-1000 word analysis with emphasis being in the 1000 word area (see rubric below for example). In your analysis you will discuss the following:
- Give a brief description of the relationship that exists between the United States Government and the 50 individual states under the US federal system. In other words, What is Federalism. Here you need to show that YOU understand what this relationship was intended to be and how it was intended to work.
- how did Rick Perry see this relationship?
- describe the relationship between the US and Texas that was created by the 10th Amendment
- what is Rick Perry’s view on this relationship
- what do you think about the content of the speech