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  1. the "Commerce Clause"
  2. Informal Amendment Clause
  3. Federalism
  4. Unitary Governments
  5. John Locke
  1. a English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
  2. b a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
  3. c This clause states that Congress has the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, among the states, and with the Indian tribes.
  4. d A way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government. Most national government today are these.
  5. e Legislature: Pass laws
    Executive: negotiate executive agreements with other countries
    Judiciary: Judicial Review

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. by James Madison, says how to guard against factions, special interest groups, by extending the sphere and making sure nobody gets too much power
  2. A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
  3. The Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution
  4. Block grants become more restricted by rules due to conditions added later by Congress; the tendency for grants to acquire mandates where none had existed previously
  5. They opposed the ratification of the Constitution because it gave more power to the federal government and less to the states, and because it did not ensure individual rights. Many wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation. The Antifederalists were instrumental in obtaining passage of the Bill of Rights as a prerequisite to ratification of the Constitution in several states. After the ratification of the Constitution, the Antifederalists regrouped as the Democratic-Republican (or simply Republican) party.

5 True/False questions

  1. Social Contractthe 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


  2. Confederate Systemsall state government gives power to national governemtn. Have a weak national government.


  3. Federalist #15by James Madison, says how to guard against factions, special interest groups, by extending the sphere and making sure nobody gets too much power


  4. Devolution RevolutionThe effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many functions to the states.


  5. Articles of ConfederationThis document, the nation's first constitution, was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1781 during the Revolution. The document was limited because states held most of the power, and Congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage.