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  1. dual federalism
  2. full faith and credit
  3. block grants
  4. supremacy clause
  5. privileges and immunities
  1. a federal grants given more or less authomatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services
  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 both the states and the national government remain supreme within their own spheres, each responsible for some policies
  4. d a clause in Article IV, Section 2, of the Constitution according citizens of each state most of the privileges of citizens of other states
  5. e 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

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the 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
  2. 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
  3. a system of government in which powers and policy assignments are shared between states and the national government
  4. 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
  5. an 1819 Supreme Court decision that established the supremacy of the national governmnet over state governments

5 True/False Questions

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


  3. federalisma 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


  4. implied powerspowers of the federal government that are specifically addressed in the Constitution


  5. 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


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