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5 Matching questions

  1. unitary government
  2. formula grants
  3. Gibbons v. Ogden
  4. block grants
  5. project grants
  1. a federal categorical grants given for specific purposes and awarded on the basis of the merits of applications
  2. b federal grants given more or less authomatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services
  3. c 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
  4. d a way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government
  5. e federal categorical grants distributed according to a formula specified in legislation or in administrative regulations

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. the final paragraph of Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, which authorizes Congress to pass all laws "necessary and proper" to carry out the enumerated powers
  5. federal 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

5 True/False questions

  1. federalisma way of organizing a nation so that two or more levels of government have formal authority over the same land and people; system of shared power between units of government

          

  2. cooperative federalisma system of government in which powers and policy assignments are shared between states and the national government

          

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

          

  4. full faith and credita clause in Article IV, Section 1, of the Constitution requiring each state to recognize the official documents and civil judgments rendered by the courts of other states

          

  5. dual federalismthe 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