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Politics of the United States
Government 2305 Module 1 Review
Terms in this set (50)
Is the study of who gets what , when, and how-or how policy decisions are made.
States' rights supporters, such as Thomas Jefferson, believed that the states could nullify a federal law if they thought it was unconstitutional.
Describes the set of values, beliefs, and attitude that are shared by most Americans about how government should operate.
Citizens themselves make decisions
Citizens choose intermediaries who make decisions for them.
Individuals who believe the government should correct economic injustice are generally of a .... ideology
Both, state that the government derives its power from the people.
The U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence
Concerning slavery appeared in the constitution
Three-fifths Compromise 3/5
The ... primary argument against the Constitution was that it was a direct threat to people's liberty because it created a centralized government that would be distant from the people.
The .... Permists congress to make laws essential to exercising its specified powers.
Necessary and Proper Clause
The ___________ branch passes laws
The division of powers between national and state governments is known as?
The framers designed a system in which the national and state governments share power and derive authority from???
This clause requires states to honor each others official acts.
Full faith and credit
The power to tax is an example of a, what power?
Today's American political system can be best described as a ________ system
Local governments do not have powers under the Constitution. they are governed by state governments, as detailed in??
One outcome of the ratification of the ___________ amendment was State senators are directly elected by voters.
Expressed powers are described in the U.S. Constitution as powers belonging to the __________ government.
Popular consent where citizens within a democracy are willing to be governed, is based on the __________ theory.
_______ is a study of who gets what, when, and how or how policy decisions are made.
The notion __________ was central to the Declaration of Independence.
The _______ political participation there is, the ________ the legitimacy of the democracy becomes.
Both the _______________- and the _______________ state that the government derives its power from the people. this is an example of popular Sovereignty.
Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution.
A term used interchangeably with indirect democracy is __________
The framers of the U.S. Constitution saw the need to limit the government's ability to interfere with _____________ rights.
The ______________________. addressed slavery by balancing the northern states concerns on slavery with the southern states commercial interests.
The ________________ was ratified by state legislatures.
When the Framers constructed a federal government in which branch has specific powers that are checked by the other two branches, it protects against ____________- by one branch.
The _________ interprets laws
After the ratification of the constitution, to fulfill a promise to anti-federalists the ___________ was added to the Constitution.
Bill of Rights
The ____________ devised in the constitution developed into. symbiotic, interrelated relationship between the branches of government because no one branch truly works independently of the others.
Separation of Powers
By dividing government powers between a national government and the states federalism ____________ governments power.
In creating a national government with a system of check and balances, the framers sought to limit any branch of the national government becoming ______ _________________?
The following best describes the view of the Constitution as a __________ document: the judiciary should be able ti interpret the Constitution according to changing societal needs
Imposing the death penalty is held aside for the _________ by the U.S. Constitution.
Unlike the U.S., Britain's political system can most accurately be described as???
Delegated or enumerated powers are described in the U.S. Constitution as powers belonging to the ???
A valid driver's license much be recognized in all states is an example of an interstate __________
The ____________________ clause is a provision in the constitution that regulates relations among the states.
The Full Faith and Credit
When out-of-state residents have equal access to state Curts or to the protection of the police in another state, this is an expression of the _________________________________
Privileges and immunities clause
An example of ______________ federalism is a public policy program that was jointly funded, administered and determined by national, state and local governments.
The U.S. constitution reserves specific powers for the federal government and assigns all other powers to the states. ___________________ best defines the federalism designed by the U.S. Constitution.
Federal and state government disputes are heard but the???
The ___________ and ________________ permits Congress to make laws essential to excising its specified powers.
Necessary and proper clause
Congress's so-called "implied powers" are directly derived from??
the 10th Amendment defines _______________ by stating that the powers not delegated to the national government are received for the people.
The ___________ branch enforces laws
The United States' written constitution was known as the _______________??
Articles of Confederation
The following was achieved by the ____________: An agreement that states would have just equal representatives each in the Senate, but representation in the House of Representatives would depend on population.
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