1. Do states give up all power to withdraw when they join a union of states, or do they still retain some control over their fate? Would a union last if states could leave? What challenges would states face if they operated alone?
2. What are the advantages of “small” state and local government? What about
national government? What are the disadvantages of each? Does our federal
system give us the best of both worlds or the worst of both worlds?
3. The Founders clearly envisioned a smaller role for national government than
what we currently see. How have society and technology changed to allow
and/or require greater national government control?