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A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central, or national, government and several regional governments
division of powers
the set up of the government that assigns certain powers to the National Government, and certain powers to the State Governments
Those powers, expressed, implied, or inherent, granted to the National Government by the Constitution
Those delegated powers of the National Government that are spelled out, expressly in the constitution; also called the enumerated powers
Those delegated powers of the National Government that are suggested by the expressed powers set out in the constitution; those "necessary and proper" to carry out the expressed powers
Powers the Constitution is presumed to have delegated to the National Government because it is the government of a sovereign state within the world community
Those powers that the Constitution does not grant to the National Government and does not, at the same time, deny to any of the states
Those powers that both the National Government and the States possess and exercise
A congressional Act directing the people of a United States territory to frame a proposed state constitution as a step towards admission to the union
Grants of federal money or other resources to States, Cities, counties, or other local units
Form of federal monetary aid under which Congress gave a share of Federal tax revenue, with virtually no restrictions, to the states, cities, counties, and townships
One type of federal grant-in-aid; made for some specific, closely defined, purpose
one type of federal grants-in-aid for some particular but broadly defined area of public policy
one type of federal grants-in-aid; made for specific projects to States, localities, and private agencies who apply for them
formal agreement entered into with the consent of Congress, between or among states, or between a state and a foreign state
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Constitution's requirement that each state accept the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state
the legal process by which a fugitive from justice in one state is returned to that state
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