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Government 2305 test questions #1

Equal Protection of law
No Discrimination, equal opportunity.
Direct Democracy
James madison warned against what in Fed Papers?
Limited Government
Limits govt power over people
Violates individual Rights
How can fed courts declare laws of congress unconstitutional?
Few who have power
Positive effects of terrorism in Us?
Unity, Patriotism, trust in government among people
Supreme law of the land
Constitution is seen as what?
Mayflower compact
Document written for 1st settlers, set up govt.
Tax imposed on imported goods
Representative Democracy
A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
16th amendment
Amendment to the United States Constitution (1913) gave Congress the power to tax income.
Constitution gave control of money supply to who?
The President
Who can negotiate treaties and appoint ambassodors
States can do all of the Following In federalism
Divides powers between states, make own laws, taxes,
Population of state
Seats in Us House of represtatives are allocated by what?
Presidential Checks on congress
Veto, Call special Sessions, Reccomend legislation
Judicial Review
the power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional
Federalist papers
Essays that explained constitution by james madison, john jay, Alexander hamilton
Advocates of the Bill of rights
Anti federalists
What was federalism designed to do?
Divide powers between nation and states
Equal Rights amendment
How did the founders devise ways to protect minorities from unjust actions?
10th amendment
powers not given to the United States are given to states or people
Powers to abridge individual right
What did constitution deny national govts from doing?
McCullough V. Maryland
Congress chartering bank
14th Amendment
What amendment makes bill of rights applicable to the states?
Standing in U.S Vs Lopez
Ruled in favor of U.S, no guns in a school zone.
Categorical Grants
Federal grants to states or local governments that are for specific programs or projects.
Block Grants
federal funds provided for a broad purpose, unrestricted by detailed requirements and regulations
Age Discrimination Act
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, firing, or compensating
Americans with Disabilities act
law passed in 1990 that protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment and requires public services to be accessible.
Unfunded mandates
Programs that the federal government requires states to implement without federal funding.
When was the battle of hastings
Two most important words in English Language
Self- Discipline