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5 Matching questions

  1. fiscal federalism
  2. Gibbons v. Ogden
  3. cooperative federalism
  4. formula grants
  5. McCulloch v. Maryland
  1. a the pattern of spending, taxing, and providing grants in the federal system; it is the cornerstone of the national government's relations with state and local governments
  2. b an 1819 Supreme Court decision that established the supremacy of the national governmnet over state governments
  3. c federal categorical grants distributed according to a formula specified in legislation or in administrative regulations
  4. d a landmark case decided in 1824 in which the Supreme Court interpreted very broadly the clause in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution giving Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce, encompassing virtually every form of commercial activity
  5. e a system of government in which powers and policy assignments are shared between states and the national government

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a legal process whereby an alleged criminal offender is surrendered by the officials of one state to officials of the state in which the crime is alleged to have been committed
  2. the workings of the federal system; the entire set of interactions among national, state, and local governments
  3. Article VI of the Constitution, which makes the Constitution, national laws, and treaties supreme over state laws when the national government is acting within its constitutional limits
  4. a clause in Article IV, Section 2, of the Constitution according citizens of each state most of the privileges of citizens of other states
  5. constitutional amendment stating, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."

5 True/False questions

  1. elastic clauseArticle VI of the Constitution, which makes the Constitution, national laws, and treaties supreme over state laws when the national government is acting within its constitutional limits

          

  2. unitary governmentconstitutional amendment stating, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."

          

  3. categorical grantsfederal grants that can be used only for specific purposes, or "categories," of state and local spending; they come with strings attached, such as nondiscrimination provisions

          

  4. enumerated powerspowers of the federal government that go beyond those enumerated in the Constitution

          

  5. dual federalisma system of government in which both the states and the national government remain supreme within their own spheres, each responsible for some policies

          

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