Coercive federalism is used to force states into agreeing with the national government or they threatened to take away funding. If that is not enough for the states to handle the national government has some unfunded mandates, which require the states to pay for what they national government wants, which are federal requirements. Also, states have to worry about preemption, which gives congress the authority to pass laws through the supremacy clause of the constitution. Basically, it takes power away from the state and they have to do what as they are told. With these regulations it cost the state money out of their own budget. With all this the states responded and began to seek action against the federal government. Lawsuits have been established between state and federal government. States started to refuse what the national government was mandating they looked to gain the control back to the states.