Unitary governments centralize power where federal governments disperse it. The U.S. is a federal system of government. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and its brutal impact on New Orleans, fresh ammunition has been provided critics of federalism.

Does federalism work well in the United States?
Can you provide negative examples of federalism in action?
Positive examples?
On balance, does a federal system provide the United States with a superior or inferior form of government? Why?

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