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5 Matching questions

  1. Devolution
  2. 14th Amendment
  3. New Jersey Plan
  4. McCulloch v. Maryland
  5. Initiative
  1. a Allows voters to place legislative measures directly on the ballot by getting enough signatures.
  2. b Expanded the powers of Congress and confirmed the supremacy of the federal government in the exercise of those powers. Allowed the U.S. to establish a bank and disallowed the taxing of that bank by the states.
  3. c Guaranteed the extension of the Bill of Rights to include state actions and not just federal.
  4. d Plan to amend the Articles in which each state would have one vote in the national legislature.
  5. e The shifting of national government actions to that of the states. Examples include welfare and health care.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. Leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.
  3. Aristotle's Greece in which a all or most citizens participated in government directly.
  4. A law that declare a person, without a trial, to be guilty of a crime.
  5. The national government is supreme, but the state governments are equally supreme and thus are separate. I.E. interstate commerce vs. intrastate commerce

5 True/False questions

  1. Shays' RebellionEx-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.


  2. Mill's power eliteGovernment is dominated by a few top leaders, most of whom are outside of the government. Originally included corporate leaders, top military officials, and a few government officials.


  3. Federal RepublicDerives its powers directly from the people in which both levels of government would have certain powers, but neither would have supreme authority .


  4. Police PowerLaws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.


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


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