The ‘nations’ of America – Federalism in action today

This lovely article from the Washington Post is an outstanding piece of evidence for the ‘Federalism’ topic of Unit 4 (which is technically part of the Constitution topic). One of the things involved in this topic is looking at the extent of federalism today and this article divides America into 11 distinct ‘nations’ based on their history and culture. This could also be good evidence for a question such as whether America is a 50/50 nation or not. This is all based on a book by Woodard and this kind of detail will be very useful for breaking those Level 3 boundaries.