Despite the vast centralization of power in Washington D.C. in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the idea and need for a renewed federalism continues to guide the debates around the proper spheres of national and state governments. What should federalism look like in the twenty-first century? How should we understand its origins, development, and current trajectory in America?
This 2013 Constitution Day symposium, "Liberty, Federalism, and the American Constitution," will explore federalism's contribution to liberty in the American Republic. This event will seek better understanding of the Constitution's division of power between the federal and state governments.