Evolution of Federalism
Activity Scoring Guide: Formative Assessment
  1. Student answers should indicate the U.S. government response to the Great Depression greatly increased the power of the federal government. Examples they might give for the New Deal may include:

  2. Student answers should present the idea that World War II and the Cold War probably led to even more powers being given to the federal government. The key idea is that when a major challenge threatening the entire nation takes place, it is likely that the public and Congress will expect the federal government to address those challenges. States are not in a position to fight against nations. The Constitution even forbids states from taking such actions.