5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- National Supremacy
- Confederate Systems
- Second Treatise on Government
- Formal Amendment Process
- a Constitutional doctrine that whenever conflict occurs between the constitutionally authorized actions of the national government and those of a state or local government, the actions of the federal government prevail.
- b a work written by John Locke before the Glorious Revolution that was read as justification for it. Locke described the relationship of a king and his people as a bilateral contract. If the king broke the contract, the people, by whom Locke meant the privileged and the powerful, had the right to depose him. The Glorious Revolution established a framework of government by and for the governemed that seemed to bear ou the arguments of this book
- c all state government gives power to national governemtn. Have a weak national government.
- d Article V; the (very difficult) process of adding or deleting words to the constitution (27 times since 1788); propose by 2/3 vote of Congress or Constitutional Convention (never used); ratify by 3/4 vote of state legislators or state convention (only used once)
- e The Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A state's representation in the House of Representation would be based on population; Two senators for each state; all bills would originate in the house; direct taxes on states were to be assessed according to population
- formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment, or treaty
- powers given to the state government alone
- government systems that divide the powers between the national government and state or provincial governments
- English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
5 True/False Questions
Bill of Rights → the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
Block Grants → The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.
Strict Construction → a person who interprets the constitution in a way that allows the federal government to take actions that the constitution does not specifically forbid it from taking.
Articles of Confederation → This 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.
Unitary Governments → A way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government. Most national government today are these.