Enshrined in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, Federalism is one of the most important structures in our national government. It guarantees that the Federal government has limited power and that powers not expressly given to it are left to the individual states to carry out. States in turn can give power to local counties, cities, and school boards. Federalism brings government local and specializes it to the needs of the community. The Republican party stands for preserving Federalism and supporting the strong local governments that it creates.