What is a federal system of government?
A federal system of government is one that divides the powers of government between the national (federal) government and local (state) governments.
The Constitution of the United States established the federal system, also known as federalism. Under federalism, each level of government has sovereignty in some areas and shares powers in other areas. For example: both the federal and state governments have the power to tax. Only the federal government can declare war.
The US Constitution establishes a federal system of government Which statement best describes a federal system of government?
A country that is large is most likely to have a Federal System of Government. Any country can have a federal system if the population and/or groups representing the population agree to waive certain rights of a local government to a centralized form of government. The powers of the "federal" government can be weak or strong depending on powers granted to it or not granted to it.