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  1. Federal Systems
  2. Virginia Plan
  3. Second Treatise on Government
  4. National Supremacy
  5. Pluralism
  1. a a work written by John Locke before the Glorious Revolution that was read as justification for it. Locke described the relationship of a king and his people as a bilateral contract. If the king broke the contract, the people, by whom Locke meant the privileged and the powerful, had the right to depose him. The Glorious Revolution established a framework of government by and for the governemed that seemed to bear ou the arguments of this book
  2. b government systems that divide the powers between the national government and state or provincial governments
  3. c Virginia delegate James Madison's plan of government, in which states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population
  4. d Constitutional doctrine that whenever conflict occurs between the constitutionally authorized actions of the national government and those of a state or local government, the actions of the federal government prevail.
  5. e A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many functions to the states.
  2. important tools for influencing policy at the state and local level. Congress authorizes grants, establishes rules for how grants may be used, and decides how much control the states have over federal funds. Two types of grants
  3. formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment, or treaty
  4. Clause of the Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3) setting forth the implied powers of Congress. It states that Congress, in addition to its express powers, has the right to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out all powers the Constitution vests in the national government
  5. the notion that society is based on an agreement between government and the governed in which people agree to give up some rights in exchange for the protection of others

5 True/False questions

  1. Nullifactionformal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment, or treaty


  2. Direct DemocracyA system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.


  3. Unitary GovernmentsThe first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.


  4. Loose Constructiona person who interprets the constitution in a way that allows the federal government to take actions that the constitution does not specifically forbid it from taking.


  5. Anti-FederalistsSupporters of the Constitution that were led by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. They firmly believed the national government should be strong. They didn't want the Bill of Rights because they felt citizens' rights were already well protected by the Constitution.