What is an advantage in having dual federalism?

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Dual federalism is a system in which federal and state governments both have the same ability to pass laws, but they deal with different spheres or jurisdictions. This system is often referred to as "layer-cake federalism," as the jurisdictions, or areas, in which the federal and state governments can operate, are separate and do not overlap.

The advantages of this system are that it protects local areas and jurisdictions from the overreach of the federal government. The framers of the Constitution were afraid that the federal government would have too much power, and this system was a means of preventing that situation from developing. In addition, dual federalism allows local jurisdictions to develop laws that reflect the needs and desires of their constituents. For example, states have different laws regarding marriage, divorce, and speed limits. These laws are based on the needs of the state. For example, a less congested state might choose to have higher speed limits than a more...

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