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  1. Majoritarianism
  2. Unitary Governments
  3. Loose Construction
  4. Representative Democracy
  5. Articles of Confederation
  1. a A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
  2. b 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.
  3. c 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.
  4. d A way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government. Most national government today are these.
  5. e a political theory holding that in a democracy, the government ought to do what the majority of the people want.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. federal sharing of a fixed percentage of its revenue with the states
  2. 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.
  3. all state government gives power to national governemtn. Have a weak national government.
  4. Powers specifically given to the federal government by the US Constitution, for example, the authority to print money.
  5. Money from the national government that states can spend within broad guidelines determined by Washington

5 True/False Questions

  1. Mandatean authoritative command, formal order, authorization; to issue such an order


  2. PluralismA theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.


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


  4. Social Contractthe 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. RatificationThe Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution


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