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Ch. 3: Federalism Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. supremacy clause
  2. Gibbons v. Ogden
  3. block grants
  4. cooperative federalism
  5. federalism
  1. a a landmark case decided in 1824 in which the Supreme Court interpreted very broadly the clause in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution giving Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce, encompassing virtually every form of commercial activity
  2. b Article VI of the Constitution, which makes the Constitution, national laws, and treaties supreme over state laws when the national government is acting within its constitutional limits
  3. c a system of government in which powers and policy assignments are shared between states and the national government
  4. d federal grants given more or less authomatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services
  5. e a way of organizing a nation so that two or more levels of government have formal authority over the same land and people; system of shared power between units of government

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. constitutional amendment stating, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."
  2. a way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government
  3. federal grants that can be used only for specific purposes, or "categories," of state and local spending; they come with strings attached, such as nondiscrimination provisions
  4. the final paragraph of Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, which authorizes Congress to pass all laws "necessary and proper" to carry out the enumerated powers
  5. a legal process whereby an alleged criminal offender is surrendered by the officials of one state to officials of the state in which the crime is alleged to have been committed

5 True/False Questions

  1. project grantsfederal categorical grants given for specific purposes and awarded on the basis of the merits of applications

          

  2. dual federalisma system of government in which both the states and the national government remain supreme within their own spheres, each responsible for some policies

          

  3. McCulloch v. Marylandfederal grants given more or less authomatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services

          

  4. intergovernmental relationsthe workings of the federal system; the entire set of interactions among national, state, and local governments

          

  5. privileges and immunitiesa clause in Article IV, Section 2, of the Constitution according citizens of each state most of the privileges of citizens of other states

          

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