5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Writ of Habeas Corpus
- Ex Post Facto Law
- Revenue Sharing
- Judicial Review
- Representative democracy
- a The power of the Supreme Court to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional. It is used to limit the power of popular majorities.
- b Must bring an accused person in custody before a judge to show sufficient cause for the detention.
- 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.
- d A law that makes criminal an act that was legal when it was committed.
- e Leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Protects states from lawsuits by citizens of other states or foreign nations.
- 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.
- 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.
- The right to declare a federal law unconstitutional by a state. No longer allowed after the Civil War.
- Government is dominated by capitalists and is merely a reflection of underlying economic forces.
5 True/False questions
Declaration of Independence → Addressed the British violations of political liberties that were said to be unalienable.
Federalism → Shared separation of powers between a federal government and state governments.
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.
Separation of Powers → Laws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.
Recall → a government in which a system of representation operates through competitive elections.