Additionally, federalism recognized the need for national unity, which led to the preservation of the social order and protection of individual liberty.
Some of the America political leaders disagreed on issues relating to the federal division of government power. The state-centered power ensured that slavery appear as an institution, which was a contradiction to the principles of equality and individual liberty. The move limited the realization of the black freedom. Under federalism, slavery appeared singly as a domestic institution protected and established under the local and state laws. However, as the event unfolded, the controversies and misinterpretation of issues culminated in conflicts. This in its part limited the achievement of the black freedom. As highlighted in the case of Hurricane Katrina, the underlying contradiction in the federal powers had a profound impact on the Africa-Americans (Lubiano, 2005). The progression of the federal power did not help much in alleviating slavery and restoring the social order amongst the