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5 Matching questions

  1. Pluralist view
  2. Line Item Veto Act
  3. Printz v. U.S.
  4. Judicial Review
  5. Separation of Powers
  1. a Invalidated a federal law that required local police to conduct background checks on all gun purchases. A violation of the 10th Amendment.
  2. b Competition shapes public policy. Therefore, what government does is affected to varying derees not only by competing groups of elites inside or outside government, but by mass public opinion as well.
  3. c Declare unconstitutional in Clinton et al. V. New York - Does not allow the president to veto specific items in tax and spending legislation.
  4. d 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.
  5. e The power of the Supreme Court to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional. It is used to limit the power of popular majorities.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Political authority given by law or by written constitution.
  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. Government is dominated by a few top leaders, most of whom are outside of the government. Originally included corporate leaders, top military officials, and a few government officials.
  4. 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.
  5. A law that makes criminal an act that was legal when it was committed.

5 True/False questions

  1. Revenue SharingState employees could not sue to force state compliance with federal fair-labor laws.


  2. Bill of AttainderA law that declare a person, without a trial, to be guilty of a crime.


  3. Elastic ClauseState employees could not sue to force state compliance with federal fair-labor laws.


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


  5. Marxist view of political powerPolitical leaders are constrained by what most people want and therefore these politicians will closely follow the preferences of citizens.