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Exclusive powers

Those powers exercised solely by the National Government

Concurrent powers

Those powers granted in the Constitution to the National Government


A federal grant of money or other resources to States and local governments, often with conditions attached

Division of powers

The division of governmental powers; in the United States, between the National Government and the 50 State government

Reserved powers

Those powers held by the States, not granted specifically to the National Government by the Constitution


National governments use their reserved powers to function in such areas as foreign diplomacy and defense.


Without a division of powers, political control tends to concentrate at one level of government.

False ( expressed powers)

The constitution clearly states all of the implied powers of the National Government


Expressed powers are those needed to carry out the powers specifically granted to the National Government

False ( concurrent powers)

The constitution gives delegated powers to both the National and the State governments


Interstate compacts are the legal means by which States may cooperate in the delivery of public services

False (Block grant)

Some highly restrictive types of federal grants have been converted into grants-in-aid programs, which set very few conditions on how the states may use them.

False (

A territory gains Statehood in the United States when Congress passes an act of admission on its behalf.

Requiring that all laws be uniform among the states

The system of federalism includes all of the following EXCEPT

Expressed, implied, and inherent powers

Which of the following powers can the National Government legally exercise?

Exercised simultaneously by the National and the State governments

Concurrent powers are those that are


If an act of Congress conflicts with the provisions of a treaty,

Recognition of state constitutions as the supreme law of the land ( d)

Which of the following is NOT among the obligations that the National Government has to the States?

Prepare a constitution (a)

An enabling act directs any area desiring Statehood to

Naturalization of aliens (d)

Which of the following is NOT a form of federal aid to States?

Few restrictions on how money could be spent (b)

Which advantage did revenue sharing have over federal grants-in-aid programs?

Full faith and credit Clause (b)

States must honor the legality of one another laws because of the

Extradition (c )

The legal process by which a fugitive from justice is returned to one state form another is known as

It divides power between a National Government and State government (a)

Which of the following is the basic characteristic of federalism?

Reserved powers (d)

All of the following are types of powers delegated to the National Government EXCEPT

The power to coin money (a)

Which of the following is an expressed power of the National Government?

State constitutions and State laws (b)

Local governments derive their power from

It establishes the Constitution as the Nation's highest law (a)

Which statement about the supremacy Clause is true?

Reserved powers (a)

In the case of McCulloch v Maryland, the Supremacy Clause was used to uphold the doctrine of


In the state admission process, proposed state constitutions must be

Interstate compacts (d)

Which of the following is NOT an example of federal - state cooperation?


The states provide aid to the National Government by

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