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  1. Intergovernmental Lobby
  2. Representative democracy
  3. Devolution
  4. Mandates
  5. Legitimacy
  1. a Federal rules that tell state governments what they must do with or without federal government funding. Mostly civil rights and environmental issues.
  2. b Made up os mayors, governors, police chiefs, etc. who tend to count on federal funds.
  3. c The shifting of national government actions to that of the states. Examples include welfare and health care.
  4. d Leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.
  5. e Political authority given by law or by written constitution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Federal money for specific purposes. A more specific type of Grants in Aid. I.E. build a specific airport. Usually requires some sort of "matching" funds.
  2. First 10 Amendments to the Constitution in which basic rights are guaranteed. Was added to the Constitution before ratification in order to appease the Antifederalists.
  3. Proposal to create a strong national government in which representation was based on state population and power was separated into three branches, including a bicameral legislature. The national government was to have supreme powers on all matters on which the states were not competent to act separately.
  4. Federal funds provided to states for services such as airports , highways, and education.
  5. The power of the Supreme Court to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional. It is used to limit the power of popular majorities.

5 True/False questions

  1. United States v. MorrisonSaid that attacks against women are not, and do not substantially affect, interstate commerce. Thus voided the Violence Against Women Act.


  2. Alden v. MaineThe shifting of national government actions to that of the states. Examples include welfare and health care.


  3. PowerVoters can remove an elected official from office if enough of signatures are gathered on a petition and then it is brought to a vote.


  4. Printz v. U.S.Congress shall have the power to "make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers.


  5. United States v. LopezHeld that Congress had exceeded its commerce clause power by prohibiting guns on school property.