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5 Matching questions

  1. privileges and immunities
  2. elastic clause
  3. enumerated powers
  4. project grants
  5. block grants
  1. a a clause in Article IV, Section 2, of the Constitution according citizens of each state most of the privileges of citizens of other states
  2. b federal grants given more or less authomatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services
  3. c federal categorical grants given for specific purposes and awarded on the basis of the merits of applications
  4. d powers of the federal government that are specifically addressed in the Constitution
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. a way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government
  2. the workings of the federal system; the entire set of interactions among national, state, and local governments
  3. federal categorical grants distributed according to a formula specified in legislation or in administrative regulations
  4. 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
  5. an 1819 Supreme Court decision that established the supremacy of the national governmnet over state governments

5 True/False questions

  1. full faith and creditconstitutional 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. 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. cooperative federalisma system of government in which powers and policy assignments are shared between states and the national government


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


  5. Gibbons v. Ogdena 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


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