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5 Matching questions

  1. Judicial Review
  2. Devolution Revolution
  3. New Jersey Plan
  4. Ratification
  5. Revenue Sharing
  1. a The effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many functions to the states.
  2. b formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment, or treaty
  3. c review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
  4. d federal sharing of a fixed percentage of its revenue with the states
  5. e Opposite 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution
  2. Virginia delegate James Madison's plan of government, in which states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population
  3. 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
  4. way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take
  5. A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives

5 True/False questions

  1. Articles of Confederationway of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take


  2. Grants-in-aid systemimportant 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. Majoritarianismthe idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property


  4. 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.


  5. Formal Amendment ProcessArticle V; the (very difficult) process of adding or deleting words to the constitution (27 times since 1788); propose by 2/3 vote of Congress or Constitutional Convention (never used); ratify by 3/4 vote of state legislators or state convention (only used once)