5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Judicial Review
- Printz v. U.S.
- McCulloch v. Maryland
- Mill's power elite
- Pluralist view
- a The power of the Supreme Court to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional. It is used to limit the power of popular majorities.
- 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.
- c 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.
- d Invalidated a federal law that required local police to conduct background checks on all gun purchases. A violation of the 10th Amendment.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Madison's response to controlling factions through the creation of a large republic.
- The right to declare a federal law unconstitutional by a state. No longer allowed after the Civil War.
- A law that makes criminal an act that was legal when it was committed.
- Weak constitution governing America starting in 1781 that was unable to levy taxes or regulate commerce. However, Congress could make peace, coin money, appoint key military officers, and run the post office.
- 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 True/False questions
Recall → a government in which a system of representation operates through competitive elections.
Line Item Veto Act → Declare unconstitutional in Clinton et al. V. New York - Does not allow the president to veto specific items in tax and spending legislation.
Weber's bureaucratic view → 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.
Separation of Powers → Laws and regulations, not otherwise unconstitutional, that promote health, safety, and morals that can be undertaken by the states.
Alden v. Maine → State employees could not sue to force state compliance with federal fair-labor laws.