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Texas Govt Chapter 2 & 3
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In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court established:
A special law passed for the purpose of punishing a certain person without a trial is called:
Post Facto Laws
In the Texas constitution, the Bill of Rights
protects many rights also protected in the United States Constitution.
A constitution provides for all of the functions except for:
being specific about the structure of executive branch.
The primary consequence of a state being a part of a federal system is that:
there is a division of power between two levels of government.
States may not:
make treaties with foreign nations.
In a confederal political system the central governing unit:
has no ability to make laws directly applicable to individuals without the authority of state governments.
In a federal political system power is:
shared between the central government and constituent governments.
A major reason for the development of cooperative federalism was:
the public expectation for action concerning the disastrous state of the economy.
You have been convicted in Indiana of a crime and escape to Texas, where you are apprehended by the local police. Indiana wants you back. Which constitutional provision would Indiana invoke?
The goal of new federalism is to:
reduce the restrictions attached to federal grants.
Federal government obligations to states include all of the following except
organize and hold elections for state office
Which case supported the concept of implied powers?
McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819
This is not the state power according to the 10th amendment:
State obligations to federal government are all the following except:
provide security for states
The term enumerated powers refers to:
the powers specifically granted to the federal government by the Constitution.
The term implied powers refers to:
the power of the federal government to make laws to implement stated policies.
do not have independent state governments.
Which one of the following statements is correct about the case of Marbury v. Madison?
none of the above
Weaknesses of Texas constitution include:
many amendments, rigid restrictions, and excessive detail.
The Republic of Texas:
became the 28th state of the U.S. in 1845.
The Texas Constitutional Convention of 1974:
failed to agree on a proposed constitution.
Which of the following is not one of the articles of the Texas Constitution?
A basic criticism of the Constitution is that it is, to a great extent:
a legislative code.
The Texas Constitution has grown most through:
The political situation in Texas prior to the drafting of the present Constitution was:
You and your spouse are granted a divorce by a Reno, Nevada, court, but Texas (your home state) refuses to recognize your new marital status. Which right is Texas abridging?
Full faith and credit
The first article of the Texas Constitution pertains to:
the Bill of Rights.
The chief obstacle to the revision of the Texas Constitution is:
opposition by powerful interest groups.
Which of the following is not a required step in amending the Constitution?
approval by the governor
In the case of McCulloch v. Maryland, the Supreme Court held:
that only when acts of Congress are forbidden by the Constitution are they unconstitutional.
A league of independent states in which the central government handles only those matters of common concern expressly delegated to it is referred to as a:
A major function of constitutions is to:
establish the organizational framework for governing institutions.
In the United States, citizens live under:
both the U.S. and a state constitution
The government of the United States is legitimate because it:
conforms to certain constitutional requirements.
Of the different ways of ordering relations between central governments and local units, the most popular method in the world is:
a unitary system.
The state of Maryland imposed a tax on the Bank of the United States because:
it feared an extension of centralized political power.
The privileges and immunities clause of the Constitution means:
a citizen of one state cannot be treated as an alien in another state.
The implied powers of the national government:
give elasticity to our constitutional system.
The concept of horizontal federalism deals with:
relationships between state governments.
A constitutional power which both state and national governments may exercise in a particular area of jurisdiction is called:
The Full Faith and Credit Clause:
applies to the recognition of public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each state by the other.
All of the following statements are correct except:
Texas has the longest Constitution of any state.
The last major effort at constitutional revision in Texas occurred in the period of:
The Texas Constitution has been amended (as of the present date):
over 450 times.
When the national government institutes a military draft, it is using its:
Article I of the present Texas Constitution pertains to:
Bill of Rights.
Among the powers of government provided by the Texas constitution is
legislative power vested in a bicameral legislature.
The process of amending the Texas Constitution includes the provision that amendments must be proposed by:
a two-thirds majority of the total membership of both houses of the Legislature.
An example of an implied power is the federal government's right to:
create a national bank.
____________________ obligations imposed by the states in dealing with one another.
Establishing courts is a
Which amendment to the U. S. Constitution limited state sovereignty?
14th, 16th, 24th
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