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inherent powers.

The national government's control of immigration is an example of

delegated powers

The Constitution grants these powers to the national government.

public acts.

Civil laws passed by state legislatures are called

judicial proceedings

This refers to the outcomes of court actions such as judgments to pay a debt.

an enabling act.

For a territory to be admitted to the Union, the first step was for Congress to pass

Richard Nixon

This man called for a New Federalism

Sixteenth Amendment

This gives the federal government the right to tax your income.


This organization of government administrators carries out legislation.

United States Conference of Mayors

This organization keeps local politicians in touch with national lawmakers.

sunset laws

These laws require periodic checks of government agencies to see if they are needed.


This affects criminals who flee a state to avoid punishment.

privileges and immunities

Article IV of the Constitution obligates states to give this to one another's citizens.

an interstate compact.

An agreement between states is called

the states' rights position

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and others who favor local action believe in

nationalist position.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and others who favor federal action believe in the

New Federalism.

Richard Nixon began a program that came to be known as

to regulate commerce

This Constitutional power gave Congress the authority to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

sunshine laws

This requires government meetings to be open to the public.

David Levitt

This person helped feed many hungry people.

at the local or state level

The road to national office often begins here.

supremacy clause

national law overrules state law


states' agreement to return criminals


elected at state level

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney

supporter of states' rights position

obligation of states

pay for national elections

obligation of national government

protect states from invasion

Franklin D. Roosevelt

supporter of nationalist position

interstate compact

agreement between states

David Levitt

fed hungry people

tax exports

denied to national government

inherent power

government control of immigration

enabling act

first step for Union admission

public policy

government action in response to an issue

concurrent powers

both state and national powers

implied powers

basis for elastic clause

expressed powers

enumerated powers

Sixteenth Amendment

federal income taxes

reserved powers

state powers


United States's form of government ,

delegated powers

Constitution gives to national government

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