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  1. Pluralism
  2. Ratification
  3. Virginia Plan
  4. Devolution Revolution
  5. Federalism
  1. a The effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many functions to the states.
  2. b a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
  3. c formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment, or treaty
  4. d Virginia delegate James Madison's plan of government, in which states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population
  5. e A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
  2. powers that are shared by both the federal and state governments
  3. Money from the national government that states can spend within broad guidelines determined by Washington
  4. the notion that society is based on an agreement between government and the governed in which people agree to give up some rights in exchange for the protection of others
  5. Opposite of the Virginia Plan, it proposed a single-chamber congress in which each state had one vote. This created a conflict with representation between bigger states, who wanted control befitting their population, and smaller states, who didn't want to be bullied by larger states.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Articles of ConfederationThis document, the nation's first constitution, was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1781 during the Revolution. The document was limited because states held most of the power, and Congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage.


  2. NullifactionThe Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution


  3. Consent of the Governedpowers that are shared by both the federal and state governments


  4. Unitary GovernmentsA way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government. Most national government today are these.


  5. Confederate Systemsall state government gives power to national governemtn. Have a weak national government.


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