When the American States came together to reform the Federal Government during the Second Great Depression, they had a few things to say about their thoughts on the role of said government. Very few of them included words like “more centralized power.” They also had a few things to say about the various big city types that had come to trouble all over America. In the same way that they did not want the Federal Government controlling the States, the State representatives did not want the big cities ruling the counties. So one of the first things they did was change the New States Clause of the Constitution to allow for breakaway States to join the Union without the approval of their State government. Or to eject a region they did not wish to share their State with anymore. You may gather that caused a rather massive change in how Statehood operated in the reformed United States of America.