AP Government Final Project Essays 1. In Federalist 10 and 51 Madison offered specific safeguards built into the Constitution to block the accumulation of power in either the state or national governments and also within the national government. Summarize Madison’s argument and offer two contemporary arguments either supporting Madison’s assertions or refuting them. 2. Discuss the history Federalism concept. Explain the role of the Supreme Court in relation to Federalism; cite 2 specific cases and the decision. Give 2 specific examples when the federal, state and/or local governments were in conflict over Federalism and explain the outcome. 3. Political parties have gone through periods of dominance, alignment, and dealignment. Briefly trace the history of party dominance and then discuss two specific reasons for party realignment and dealignment. 4. And finally: What did you learn this semester about government, groups and yourself?