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Federalism Quiz

The form of federal assistance called ______ provides money to state governments with no strings attached.

general revenue sharing

What is the function of the twenty-four councils of government in Texas today?

They are a regional board meant to coordinate local planning and economic development.

______ describes the strategy of delegating a policy program to a lower level of government.


The federal system can be best defined as

a system of government in which power is divided between a national government and lower levels of government.

Which of the following is a source of often unanticipated costs faced by county governments?

the financial burden of capital murder trials

Commissioner forms of government were at their height of popularity

in 1918, during the Progressive era

A school district is

a special district.

The ______ clause of the Constitution requires that states should normally recognize the laws, acts, and judicial decisions of other states.

full faith and credit

Why are Texas counties important?

They provide the main form of government in rural areas.

What constitutional clause affirms that national laws and treaties, made under the authority of the Constitution, are the supreme law of the land?

the supremacy clause

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