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TEXAS GOVT 2306 CHAPTER 3
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Block grant programs:
give states federal money and also considerable discretion in how those funds are spent.
Categorical grants are often used with which type of federalism?
Dual federalism is often called layer cake federalism because:
the most fundamental government powers were strictly separated between the federal and state governments, like distinct layers of a cake.
Elements of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program illustrates:
how the federal government provided funds for specific state-run programs.
In 1972, Texas adopted it own version of the Equal Rights Amendment in Article 1, Section 3a, of the Texas Constitution, which stated:
"Equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, or national origin.
In PRINTZ V. UNITED STATES (1997), the Supreme Court ruled that part of the 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act calling for the development of a national database for instant background checks for people purchasing handguns:
violated states' rights.
In a federal system,
power is divided between a central government and regional governments.
The 15th Amendment allows states to expand constitutional rights of its citizens beyond those found in the US Constitution through an idea known as:
independent state grounds
The 10th Amendment to the US Constitution:
is the "states' rights amendment;" it reserves all powers not delegated to to the national government in the Constitution to state governments.
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution:
were ratified after the end of the Civil War.
The case of WICKARD V. FILBURN is significant because it marks what development in the power of state governments?
It shows how Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal led to a rejection of state power when it appeared to conflict with the power of the federal government.
The controversy about the relationship between the states and the national government:
has continued throughout the nation's history.
The federal government gained more power over the state governments:
after Progressive reforms such as the direct election of US senators.
Under _____ federalism, national and state governments work together to provide services, often which joint funding of programs.
Which clause of the US Constitution states that the Constitution and laws passed by the national government and all treaties are the supreme law of the land and superior to all laws adopted by any state?
The Supremacy Clause
According to the supremacy clause,
The Constitution and laws passed by the national government and all treaties are the supreme law of the land in superior to all laws adopted by any state
Between the beginning of the Obama administration in the end of 2015 the state of Texas has
Sued the Obama administration 39 times or issues such as air quality regulations, education, healthcare, immigration, and voting.
Governor Abbet has recommended nine amendments to the US constitution in order to
Limit the power of the federal government and protect the powers of the states
In 1833, the nullification crisis was sparked when_________argued that it did not have to follow federal laws passed by Congress
The idea of "independent state grounds"
Allows for state constitutions to grant more constitutional guarantees to us states citizens than those listed in the US Constitution
Voter identification rules make it more difficult for which group to vote
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