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  1. Mandate
  2. Authoritarian Regimes
  3. Block Grants
  4. Natural Rights
  5. Strict Construction
  1. a governments that enforced strict obedience to authorities and often involved sacrificing personal freedoms
  2. b way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take
  3. c an authoritative command, formal order, authorization; to issue such an order
  4. d the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
  5. e Money from the national government that states can spend within broad guidelines determined by Washington

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. Clause of the Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3) setting forth the implied powers of Congress. It states that Congress, in addition to its express powers, has the right to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out all powers the Constitution vests in the national government
  3. review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
  4. a political theory holding that in a democracy, the government ought to do what the majority of the people want.
  5. agreement by the people of a nation to subject themselves to the authority to a government. Natural rights philosophers, such as John Locke, believe that any legitimate government must draw its authority from the consent of the governed.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Concurrent Powerspowers given to the state government alone


  2. Federalist #15Hamilton explained why strong strong government is necessary : "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angles were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."


  3. Creeping CategorizationBlock grants become more restricted by rules due to conditions added later by Congress; the tendency for grants to acquire mandates where none had existed previously


  4. The Great Compromisethe agreement by which the number of each state's representatives in Congress would be based on a count of all the free people plus three-fifths of the slaves


  5. Devolution RevolutionThe effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many functions to the states.


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