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  1. full faith and credit
  2. formula grants
  3. Gibbons v. Ogden
  4. block grants
  5. supremacy clause
  1. a federal categorical grants distributed according to a formula specified in legislation or in administrative regulations
  2. b 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
  3. c a clause in Article IV, Section 1, of the Constitution requiring each state to recognize the official documents and civil judgments rendered by the courts of other states
  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 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

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. powers of the federal government that are specifically addressed in the Constitution
  3. the workings of the federal system; the entire set of interactions among national, state, and local governments
  4. a way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government
  5. a system of government in which both the states and the national government remain supreme within their own spheres, each responsible for some policies

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. extraditiona 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


  3. implied powerspowers of the federal government that go beyond those enumerated in the Constitution


  4. elastic clausethe 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. fiscal federalismthe pattern of spending, taxing, and providing grants in the federal system; it is the cornerstone of the national government's relations with state and local governments


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