E2020 Government The Federal System

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The Federal System

the power of both the local and federal governments to tax is an example of

concurrent powers

granted by Article I of the Constitution, this allows Congress to take any action they deem necessary and proper for the benefit of the country

elastic power

allows federal law to override state law

supremacy clause

Identify which of its powers the national government uses to carry out the actions listed in the graphic organizer:
a.expressed
b.implied
c.inherent
d.enumerated

b.implied

The supremacy clause of the national constitution places federal law above state law. T/F

T

Why do Constitutional laws have more power than the state laws?
a.The Constitution is older.
b.The Constitution is supported by the president.
c.The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
d.The Constitution is closed to interpretation therefore more effective.

c.The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

The President admits new states and Congress sets the conditions. T/F

F

The power of the national government to declare war is most likely this specific power.
a.expressed
b.reserved
c.concurrent
d.denied

a.expressed

powers directly granted to the national government by the Constitution

expressed powers

An agreement between states is called
a.a public act.
b.a judicial proceeding.
c.the sunshine law.
d.an interstate compact.

d.an interstate compact.

This affects criminals who flee a state to avoid punishment.
a.extradition
b.sunset laws
c.sunshine laws
d.civil laws

a.extradition

How does the Full Faith and Credit Clause affect the states?
a.Each state must recognize the law and legal proceeding from another state.
b.Each state must give another state credit to trade with each other.
c.Each state must retry every out of state court case if the participant moves to the new state full time.
d.Each state must agree to pay another state monies if a new person moves into the new state halfway through the year.

a.Each state must recognize the law and legal proceeding from another state.

An Interstate Compact has to be between three or more states. T/F

F

The idea behind Article 4 of the U.S. Constitution was to:
a.avoid conflicts among the states and encourage cooperation
b.to make very specific distinctions among the states
c.to confuse state lawmakers
d.to force national laws on to the states

a.avoid conflicts among the states and encourage cooperation

The "privileges and immunities clause" was intended to prevent:
a.immigration
b.assimilation
c.integration
d.discrimination

d.discrimination

This is the only court in which one state may sue another.
a.state court
b.Supreme Court
c.federal court
d.nonparticipating state court

b.Supreme Court

For a territory to be admitted to the Union, the first step was for Congress to pass
a.the state constitution.
b.an enabling act.
c.a sunshine law.
d.a sunset law.

b.an enabling act.

expressed powers that have been outlined are

enumerated powers

Article IV of the Constitution obligates states to give this to one another's citizens.
a.interstate compacts
b.obedience to the sunset laws
c.privileges and immunities
d.full faith for credit cards

c.privileges and immunities

What concept was Hamilton defining?
a.democracy
b.nationalism
c.socialism
d.federalism

d.federalism

How is the Civil Rights Act a show of federalism?
a.The federal government decided that the best way to tax a hotel is to make it possible for as many people can stay at the hotel.
b.The federal government used the public accommodations as a way to practice equality regardless of race.
c.The federal government controlled who can stay in any public accommodations business by classifying the issue as a commerce issue.
d.The federal government issued tax breaks for those who followed the Act without fail.

c.The federal government controlled who can stay in any public accommodations business by classifying the issue as a commerce issue.

Passed in 1964, the ______________ outlawed racial discrimination in public accommodations.
a.Civil Rights Act
b.Equal Rights Act
c.Quartering Act
d.Entitlement Act

a.Civil Rights Act

This man was a supporter of the states' rights position.
a.David Levitt
b.Chief Justice Roger B. Taney
c.Franklin D. Roosevelt
d.Richard Nixon

b.Chief Justice Roger B. Taney

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and others who favor local action believe in
a.the nationalist position.
b.the states' rights position.
c.the sunset law.
d.the sunrise law.

b.the states' rights position.

recognition of other states' laws

full faith and credit

An Interstate Compact has to be between three or more states. T/F

F

The national government's control of immigration is an example of
a.concurrent powers.
b.delegated powers.
c.inherent powers.
d.expressed powers.

c.inherent powers.

a plan or course of action

policy

By having each office run separately the political parties are able to:
a.winner take all attitude
b.winner take all but give the losing side an agency to try to lobby
c.mixture of parties in office which forces the parties to work together
d.winner must appoint an opposite party to understudy in case the winner cannot complete the job

c.mixture of parties in office which forces the parties to work together

The course of action a government takes in response to an issue or problem is called
a.federalism.
b.bureaucracy.
c.public policy.
d.interstate policy.

c.public policy.

The road to national office often begins here.
a.in the bureaucracy
b.in college
c.at the Conference of Mayors
d.at the local or state level

d.at the local or state level

These laws require periodic checks of government agencies to see if they are needed.
a.sunshine laws
b.sunset laws
c.civil laws
d.interstate laws

b.sunset laws

Madison talked about the division of power through federalism as a way of defusing power of one faction (group) in this Federalist Paper.
a.Federalist 10
b.Federalist 51
c.Federalist 78
d.Federalist 85

a.Federalist 10

Political parties have contributed to the diversity of federalism. T/F

T

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and others who favor local action believe in
a.the nationalist position.
b.the states' rights position.
c.the sunset law.
d.the sunrise law.

b.the states' rights position.

Preemptive laws actually take away power from the state. T/F

T

states' agreement to return criminals

extradition

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