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5 Matching questions

  1. Representative democracy
  2. Nullification
  3. Elastic Clause
  4. Separation of Powers
  5. Federalism
  1. 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.
  2. b Congress shall have the power to "make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers.
  3. c Shared separation of powers between a federal government and state governments.
  4. d The right to declare a federal law unconstitutional by a state. No longer allowed after the Civil War.
  5. e Leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Allows voters to place legislative measures directly on the ballot by getting enough signatures.
  2. State employees could not sue to force state compliance with federal fair-labor laws.
  3. 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.
  4. Made up os mayors, governors, police chiefs, etc. who tend to count on federal funds.
  5. Enables voters to reject a measure adopted by the legislature.

5 True/False questions

  1. LegitimacyPolitical authority given by law or by written constitution.

          

  2. Dual FederalismThe national government is supreme, but the state governments are equally supreme and thus are separate. I.E. interstate commerce vs. intrastate commerce

          

  3. McCulloch v. MarylandExpanded 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.

          

  4. Police PowerLaws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.

          

  5. Bill of AttainderFirst 10 Amendments to the Constitution in which basic rights are guaranteed. Was added to the Constitution before ratification in order to appease the Antifederalists.