5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- United States v. Morrison
- United States v. Lopez
- Categorical grants
- Articles of Confederation
- a 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.
- b Said that attacks against women are not, and do not substantially affect, interstate commerce. Thus voided the Violence Against Women Act.
- c 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.
- d Held that Congress had exceeded its commerce clause power by prohibiting guns on school property.
- e The shifting of national government actions to that of the states. Examples include welfare and health care.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Declare unconstitutional in Clinton et al. V. New York - Does not allow the president to veto specific items in tax and spending legislation.
- Laws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.
- Protects states from lawsuits by citizens of other states or foreign nations.
- 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.
- Voters can remove an elected official from office if enough of signatures are gathered on a petition and then it is brought to a vote.
5 True/False Questions
New Jersey Plan → 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.
Marxist view of political power → Government is dominated by capitalists and is merely a reflection of underlying economic forces.
Federalism → Shared separation of powers between a federal government and state governments.
Virginia Plan → An alliance - As referenced by Federalist 51 - A group of factions that comes together to rule. In a large republic more interests are represented.
Mandates → Federal rules that tell state governments what they must do with or without federal government funding. Mostly civil rights and environmental issues.