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5 Matching questions

  1. Separation of Powers
  2. Legitimacy
  3. John Locke
  4. Categorical grants
  5. Alden v. Maine
  1. a Political authority given by law or by written constitution.
  2. b 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. c 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.
  4. d State employees could not sue to force state compliance with federal fair-labor laws.
  5. e English philosopher that believed all men cherish and seek to protect their life, liberty, and property.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Must bring an accused person in custody before a judge to show sufficient cause for the detention.
  2. A law that makes criminal an act that was legal when it was committed.
  3. Derives its powers directly from the people in which both levels of government would have certain powers, but neither would have supreme authority .
  4. Made up os mayors, governors, police chiefs, etc. who tend to count on federal funds.
  5. Guaranteed the extension of the Bill of Rights to include state actions and not just federal.

5 True/False questions

  1. Virginia PlanAllows voters to place legislative measures directly on the ballot by getting enough signatures.


  2. majoritarian politicsPolitical leaders are constrained by what most people want and therefore these politicians will closely follow the preferences of citizens.


  3. RecallAbility of one person to get another person to act in accordance with the first person's intentions.


  4. Shays' RebellionGovernment 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.


  5. NullificationThe right to declare a federal law unconstitutional by a state. No longer allowed after the Civil War.


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