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Civics Test Module 4 Block 3a
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The constitution is necessary to the people's happiness and the balance of power between the states and National government is the main idea behind which Federalist Paper?
Separation of powers was a check on federal power from within, Federalism was a check from without.
What is the difference between federalism and the separation of powers?
Federal law trumps state law is the meaning of the...?
What group said that the separation of powers is not enough separation of powers?
True or false, The Federalists were afraid of Federalist 47 because they didn't want a cruel or oppressive government.
A piece of paper can't stop one branch from becoming too powerful.
Why can't documents protect our rights?
A people's convention
What could be called if the people thought that a branch was overstepping its boundaries?
True or false, Federalist 50 completely contradicted Federalist 49?
Who wrote Federalist 49?
True or False, Federalist 51 states that the branches should keep separate but cooperate with each other.
Checks and Balances
What does Federalist 51 use to limit the power of the three branches?
Executive, legislative, judicial
Name the three branches of the National government.
Which Federalist Paper stated that Union is needed for the people's happiness and balance of power between the states and national government.
Power is divided so that each branch can check the power of the other branches.
Explain what separation of powers had to do with checks and balances.
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
The power to govern must be derived from the consent of the people.
Layer cake federalism
According to the men who wrote the constitution __________ mattered?
Best place to turn to learn about the subject of the Constitution.
One government in which people select representatives to make the laws.
What amendment states that all power not granted to the national government nor denied to the states belong to the states and the people respectively?
What other term refers to marble cake federalism?
What did the citizens of the states prefer: a federal or national government?
The power of the National government was initially controlled by those powers being listed, defined, thereby limited. We call those powers...
National or state. Explain.
Which has more power today, the national government or the state governments? Explain.
Which branch, explain.
Which branch of the US government has more power today? Explain.
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