A public policy program in which national, state, and local policymakers collaborate is?
Which of the following best summarizes the decisions of the Supreme Court in regard to the powers of the national government?
From the 1930s to the mid-1990s the SC tended to support expansion of national authority; recently, it has been placing limits on that authority.
The Articles of Confederation failed because?
They could not raise money, there was no one person to direct the government, they did not give the gov't power to regulate commerce.
In 1995, the SC concluded that Congress had overreached the legitimate bounds of the commerce power when Congress tried to regulate the possession of?
Shay's Rebellion consisted of?
farmers trying to prevent foreclosure on their property for debts and taxes owed.
What constitutional crisis emerged from Shay's Rebellion?
Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, lacked the power to confront significant national emergencies.
The elastic clause is related to which of the following concepts?
enumerated powers, reserved powers, implied powers, and concurrent powers. Or, all of the above.
The Federal Gov'ts power to tax, regulate commerce among the states, and declare war are all examples of?
The effect of using funds, such as transportation money, by Congress to "encourage" states to comply with federal standards by using the threat of reduced funds was that?
every state approved legislation setting the drinking age at twenty one.
A blending of state and national authority is associated with ____ federalism, while a separation of national and state authority is associated with ___ federalism.
The principal of checks and balances is based on the notion that?
power must be used to offset power.
In assigning the powers of the government, the Constitution?
Lists the powers given to the national gov't and the powers denied the states and leaves all other powers to the states or the people.
In Federalist No. 10, James Madison argued that
interest groups should be heavily regulated in America
The clause of the Constitution that empowers the federal gov't to regulate commerce among the states and with other nations
The situation in which the national, state, and local levels work together to solve problems
The power to declare congressional (and presidential) acts invalid because they violate the Constitution
A part of the Constitution that puts national law over state law when the national govt is acting within its constitutional limits
Allows the states and fed govt to exercise power separately in areas of legitimate concern to them
A concept whereby this President believed in the ability of the states and the individuals to have increased responsibility in the federal government
A concept whereby this president believed that the people could be powerfully involved in their govt, encouraging states to award their electoral votes to that candidate that votes according to the number of popular votes in that state
The authority granted to Congress in Article 1, sec 8 of the constitution "to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper" for the implementation of its enumerated powers
Necessary and Proper (Elastic) clause
Called for separate executive and judicial branches. It was based on population and was favored by the large states
The Virginia Plan
Called for bicameral congress. The House of Reps would be based on population, and the Senate would consist of two reps per state. (Combination of the Virginia and New Jersey Plans)
The Great Compromise
In defense of their position, gun control advocates argue that the right to bear arms outlined in the 2nd amendment relates only to
Most protections outlined in the Bill of Rights now apply to the states as a result of the SC's interpretation of the
Due process clause