Meaning of new federalism

new' fed'eralism

Pronunciation: [key]
— U.S. Govt. (sometimes caps.)U.S. Govt.
  1. a plan, announced in 1969, to turn over the control of some federal programs to state and local governments and institute block grants, revenue sharing, etc.
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