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How does federalism affect the guarantees of individual rights?

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03/25/2010

Well ... federalism is a political philosophy that in the American sense gives more power and self governance to the States in the Union rather than the Federal Government.

Therefore, since the balance of power under federalism is brought closer to the individual, the individual gets more say in governance. He is more able to influence politics and guarantee his rights in the state than in Washington