5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Representative democracy
- Elastic Clause
- Separation of Powers
- a Split of power between the three branches of government to prevent one branch from becoming too powerful. Also a split of power between federal and state governments for the same reason.
- b Congress shall have the power to "make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers.
- c Shared separation of powers between a federal government and state governments.
- d The right to declare a federal law unconstitutional by a state. No longer allowed after the Civil War.
- e Leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Allows voters to place legislative measures directly on the ballot by getting enough signatures.
- State employees could not sue to force state compliance with federal fair-labor laws.
- 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.
- Made up os mayors, governors, police chiefs, etc. who tend to count on federal funds.
- Enables voters to reject a measure adopted by the legislature.
5 True/False questions
Legitimacy → Political authority given by law or by written constitution.
Dual Federalism → The national government is supreme, but the state governments are equally supreme and thus are separate. I.E. interstate commerce vs. intrastate commerce
McCulloch v. Maryland → Expanded the powers of Congress and confirmed the supremacy of the federal government in the exercise of those powers. Allowed the U.S. to establish a bank and disallowed the taxing of that bank by the states.
Police Power → Laws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.
Bill of Attainder → 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.