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  1. Federalist #15
  2. Federalism
  3. Concurrent Powers
  4. Categorical Grants
  5. Revenue Sharing
  1. a a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
  2. b federal grants for specific purposes, such as building an airport
  3. c federal sharing of a fixed percentage of its revenue with the states
  4. d Hamilton explained why strong strong government is necessary : "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angles were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
  5. e powers that are shared by both the federal and state governments

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. this conflict in Massachusetts caused many to criticize the Articles of Confederation and admit the weak central government was not working; uprising led by Daniel Shays in an effort to prevent courts from foreclosing on the farms of those who could not pay the taxes
  2. a 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.
  3. 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
  4. way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take
  5. The Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution

5 True/False questions

  1. Block GrantsMoney from the national government that states can spend within broad guidelines determined by Washington


  2. 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.


  3. PluralismA theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted power by any one group.


  4. National SupremacyConstitutional 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. Virginia PlanOpposite of the Virginia Plan, it proposed a single-chamber congress in which each state had one vote. This created a conflict with representation between bigger states, who wanted control befitting their population, and smaller states, who didn't want to be bullied by larger states.