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5 Matching questions

  1. Writ of Habeas Corpus
  2. Ex Post Facto Law
  3. Revenue Sharing
  4. Judicial Review
  5. Representative democracy
  1. a The power of the Supreme Court to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional. It is used to limit the power of popular majorities.
  2. b Must bring an accused person in custody before a judge to show sufficient cause for the detention.
  3. c No requirement as to matching funds and freedom to spend on almost any governmental purpose. Distribution of money determined by a specific formula. This program was ended in 1986.
  4. d A law that makes criminal an act that was legal when it was committed.
  5. e Leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Protects states from lawsuits by citizens of other states or foreign nations.
  2. Federal money for specific purposes. A more specific type of Grants in Aid. I.E. build a specific airport. Usually requires some sort of "matching" funds.
  3. First 10 Amendments to the Constitution in which basic rights are guaranteed. Was added to the Constitution before ratification in order to appease the Antifederalists.
  4. The right to declare a federal law unconstitutional by a state. No longer allowed after the Civil War.
  5. Government is dominated by capitalists and is merely a reflection of underlying economic forces.

5 True/False questions

  1. Declaration of IndependenceAddressed the British violations of political liberties that were said to be unalienable.


  2. FederalismShared separation of powers between a federal government and state governments.


  3. Printz v. U.S.Invalidated a federal law that required local police to conduct background checks on all gun purchases. A violation of the 10th Amendment.


  4. Separation of PowersLaws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.


  5. Recalla government in which a system of representation operates through competitive elections.


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