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5 Matching questions

  1. Conditions of Aid
  2. Line Item Veto Act
  3. Shays' Rebellion
  4. Articles of Confederation
  5. Legitimacy
  1. a Weak constitution governing America starting in 1781 that was unable to levy taxes or regulate commerce. However, Congress could make peace, coin money, appoint key military officers, and run the post office.
  2. b Political authority given by law or by written constitution.
  3. c Declare unconstitutional in Clinton et al. V. New York - Does not allow the president to veto specific items in tax and spending legislation.
  4. d Ex-Revolutionary War soldiers attempt to prevent foreclosures of farms as a result of high interest rates and taxes. This demonstrated the realization that the state governments could collapse under the Articles, due to internal dissension.
  5. e Federal government must tell the state governments what they want to do if they want the federal government money.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.
  2. Laws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.
  3. Plan to amend the Articles in which each state would have one vote in the national legislature.
  4. Proposal to create a strong national government in which representation was based on state population and power was separated into three branches, including a bicameral legislature. The national government was to have supreme powers on all matters on which the states were not competent to act separately.
  5. Split of power between the three branches of government to prevent one branch from becoming too powerful. Also a split of power between federal and state governments for the same reason.

5 True/False questions

  1. Printz v. U.S.Federal funds provided to states for services such as airports , highways, and education.


  2. John Lockea government in which a system of representation operates through competitive elections.


  3. AuthorityThe right to use power. "Formal" means that the right to exercise power is vested in government office.


  4. DevolutionAn alliance - As referenced by Federalist 51 - A group of factions that comes together to rule. In a large republic more interests are represented.


  5. CoalitionThe shifting of national government actions to that of the states. Examples include welfare and health care.


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