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Constitutional Underpinnings
Democracy
Direct Democracy
Representative Democracy
Constitutional Democracy
Government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with f…
Government in which citizens vote on laws and select official…
A government that enforces recognized limits on those who gov…
A government that enforces recognized limits on those who gov…
Democracy
Government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with f…
Direct Democracy
Government in which citizens vote on laws and select official…
34 terms
Constitutional Underpinnings
BiCameral Legislature
Block Grant
Categorical Grant
Centralists
Two-house legislature
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
Those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
BiCameral Legislature
Two-house legislature
Block Grant
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
97 terms
Constitutional Underpinnings
amendment process (formal and informal)
Articles of Confederation (weaknesses)
bicameral legislature
bill of attainder
Formal: Is a mainly two step process where an amendment is pr…
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
A law making body made of two houses (bi means 2). Example: C…
Laws that punish individuals or groups without a trial. These…
amendment process (formal and informal)
Formal: Is a mainly two step process where an amendment is pr…
Articles of Confederation (weaknesses)
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
40 terms
Constitutional Underpinnings
Antifederalists
Article I of the Constitution
Article II of the Constitution
Article III of the Constitution
People who feared the Constitution, thinking it gave too much…
Establishes Congress as the legislative branch of the federal…
Creates the Presidency and the Executive Branch of the govern…
Establishes the Supreme Court of the US
Antifederalists
People who feared the Constitution, thinking it gave too much…
Article I of the Constitution
Establishes Congress as the legislative branch of the federal…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
government
public policy
unitary government
federal government
The institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
A centralized government in which all government powers belon…
A form of government in which powers are divided between a ce…
government
The institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
public policy
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
64 terms
Constitutional Underpinnings
Amendment
Anti-federalists
Article VI
Articles of Confederation
a new provision in the constitution that has been ratified by…
those who favor a weaker national government
holds the Supremacy Clause
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revoluti…
Amendment
a new provision in the constitution that has been ratified by…
Anti-federalists
those who favor a weaker national government
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Bicameral Legislature
Commerce Clause
Block Grant
Concurrent Powers
Two house legislature
Gives Congress the power to regulate commerce among the state…
Money granted by the Federal government to the states for a b…
Those held by both Congress and the States
Bicameral Legislature
Two house legislature
Commerce Clause
Gives Congress the power to regulate commerce among the state…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
3/5th Compromise
Amendment Process
Anti-Federalists
Articles of Confederation
The "Three-fifths Compromise" allowed a state to count three…
step 1: amendment proposed by 2/3 vote of both houses of cong…
Anti-Federalists rose up as the opponents of the Constitution…
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
3/5th Compromise
The "Three-fifths Compromise" allowed a state to count three…
Amendment Process
step 1: amendment proposed by 2/3 vote of both houses of cong…
Constitutional Underpinnings
two-house legislature
money granted by the federal governmen…
money granted by the federal governmen…
Those who favor greater national autho…
Bicameral Legistlature
Block Grant
Categorical Grant
Centralists
two-house legislature
Bicameral Legistlature
money granted by the federal governmen…
Block Grant
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Constitutional Underpinnings
amendment process (formal and informal)
American Revolution (particularly prec…
Articles of Confederation (weaknesses)
authoritarian government (types, pros…
Formal: Is a mainly two step process where an amendment is pr…
primarily in New England; British underestimated the depth of…
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executi…
a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal…
amendment process (formal and informal)
Formal: Is a mainly two step process where an amendment is pr…
American Revolution (particularly prec…
primarily in New England; British underestimated the depth of…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Federalism
Unitary Governments
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Privileges and immunities clause
sharing of power between a central government and equally sov…
single governing authority in a central capital with uniform…
states must regard and honor one another's governments and la…
states cannot favor their own citizens over citizens from oth…
Federalism
sharing of power between a central government and equally sov…
Unitary Governments
single governing authority in a central capital with uniform…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Direct Primary
Referendum
Initiative
Recall
An election in which voters choose their party nominees
A procedure where people vote directly on whether or not to p…
A procedure where voters may, by petition, propose a law or c…
allows voters to remove state and local elected officials fro…
Direct Primary
An election in which voters choose their party nominees
Referendum
A procedure where people vote directly on whether or not to p…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Bicameral legislature
Unicameral legislature
Block Grant
Categorical Grant
Two-house legislature
one-house legislature.
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
Bicameral legislature
Two-house legislature
Unicameral legislature
one-house legislature.
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Tax and Spending Clause
Commerce Clause
Necessary and Proper Clause
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Congress can lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises
Regulate trade among states and foreign nations
To make laws necessary for enforcing the Constitution
Public acts and records should carry from one state to another
Tax and Spending Clause
Congress can lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises
Commerce Clause
Regulate trade among states and foreign nations
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Constitutional Underpinnings
citizen
confederation
democracy
direct democracy
A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or h…
A system of government where power is located with the indepe…
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body…
Government in which citizens vote on laws and select official…
citizen
A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or h…
confederation
A system of government where power is located with the indepe…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Tax and Spending Clause
Commerce Clause
Necessary and Proper Clause
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Congress can lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises
Regulate trade among states and foreign nations
To make all laws which shall be necessary for carrying into e…
Public acts, records, and judicial proceedings should carry f…
Tax and Spending Clause
Congress can lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises
Commerce Clause
Regulate trade among states and foreign nations
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Articles of Confederation
Legislative Branch
Constitution
New Jersey Plan
This was the first constitution of the United States governme…
A branch of the federal and state government empowered to mak…
A document that embodies the fundamental laws and principles…
Plan suggested by the smaller states at the Constitutional Co…
Articles of Confederation
This was the first constitution of the United States governme…
Legislative Branch
A branch of the federal and state government empowered to mak…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
authority
conservative
democracy
direct democracy
the right to use power
a person who believes government power, particularly in the e…
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body…
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not…
authority
the right to use power
conservative
a person who believes government power, particularly in the e…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Articles of Confederation
Shay's Rebellion
New Jersey Plan
Virginia Plan
The first government of the United States/ the predecessor to…
A six-month rebellion in which more than 1,000 farmers attack…
A plan proposed at the Constitutional Convention in which eac…
A plan proposed at the Constitutional Convention in which rep…
Articles of Confederation
The first government of the United States/ the predecessor to…
Shay's Rebellion
A six-month rebellion in which more than 1,000 farmers attack…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
democracy
direct democracy
representative democracy
constitutional democracy
government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with f…
government in which the people vote on laws and select offici…
government in which the people elect those who govern and pas…
a government that enforces recognized limits on those who gov…
democracy
government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with f…
direct democracy
government in which the people vote on laws and select offici…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Articles of Confederation
Shay's Rebellion
New Jersey Plan
Virginia Plan
The first government of the United States/ the predecessor to…
A six-month rebellion in which more than 1,000 farmers attack…
A plan proposed at the Constitutional Convention in which eac…
A plan proposed at the Constitutional Convention in which rep…
Articles of Confederation
The first government of the United States/ the predecessor to…
Shay's Rebellion
A six-month rebellion in which more than 1,000 farmers attack…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
government
public policy
unitary government
federal government
The institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
A centralized government in which all government powers belon…
A form of government in which powers are divided between a ce…
government
The institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
public policy
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Tax and Spending Clause
Commerce Clause
Necessary and Proper Clause
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Congress can lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises
Regulate trade among states and foreign nations
To make laws necessary for enforcing the Constitution
Public acts and records should carry from one state to another
Tax and Spending Clause
Congress can lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises
Commerce Clause
Regulate trade among states and foreign nations
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Anarchy
Autocracy
Absolute Monarchy
Constitutional Monarchy
Lack of Government
Rule by One
Ruler gains power through inheritance, unlimited power
Ruler gains power through inheritance, formally limit power,…
Anarchy
Lack of Government
Autocracy
Rule by One
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Constitutional Underpinnings
authority
conservative
democracy
direct democracy
the right to use power
a person who believes government power, particularly in the e…
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body…
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not…
authority
the right to use power
conservative
a person who believes government power, particularly in the e…
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Constitutional underpinnings
Bicameral legislature
Block grant
categorical grants
checks and balances
two house legislature
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
system in which each branch of government can limit the power…
Bicameral legislature
two house legislature
Block grant
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Federalism
Devolution
Shays Rebellion
Block Grants
Separation of power between state and national governments, A…
process of returning power back to the states ... , An effort to…
Rebellion led by Daniel Shays of farmers in western Massachus…
A form of fiscal federalism where federal aid is given to the…
Federalism
Separation of power between state and national governments, A…
Devolution
process of returning power back to the states ... , An effort to…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Bicameral legislature
Block grant
Categorical grant
Centralists
two-house legislature
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
Bicameral legislature
two-house legislature
Block grant
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
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Constitutional Underpinnings and Linkage Underpinnings
Separation of power and federalism wer…
An example of a concurrent power is
According to Thomas Hobbes, author of…
In the eyes of most Americans today, t…
involves a system of checks and balances in which power is di…
tax
order
vastly powerful
Separation of power and federalism wer…
involves a system of checks and balances in which power is di…
An example of a concurrent power is
tax
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Constitutional Underpinnings
separation of powers
popular sovereignty
rule of law
federalism
separate powers into legislative, executive, and judicial bra…
power to the people; representative democracy
people in the government have to obey the laws like everyone…
the division of power between central and state governments
separation of powers
separate powers into legislative, executive, and judicial bra…
popular sovereignty
power to the people; representative democracy
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Constitutional Underpinnings:
Bicameral legislature
Block grant*
Categorical grant
Centralists
Two-house legislature
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
Those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
Bicameral legislature
Two-house legislature
Block grant*
Money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Federalism
Federalist 10
Power
Authority
Shared separation of powers between a federal government and…
Madison's response to controlling factions through the creati…
Ability of one person to get another person to act in accorda…
The right to use power. "Formal" means that the right to exer…
Federalism
Shared separation of powers between a federal government and…
Federalist 10
Madison's response to controlling factions through the creati…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
What was the colonial mindset?... (Revolu…
When were the Articles of Confederatio…
What was the primary weakness of the A…
What prompted the Constitutional Conve…
- Colonists sought "natural rights"... - Unalienable rights... HOBB…
1781... (Pres = John Hancock)
no strong central gov't
- Lessons of Experience (AoC fail miserably, have to fix it)…
What was the colonial mindset?... (Revolu…
- Colonists sought "natural rights"... - Unalienable rights... HOBB…
When were the Articles of Confederatio…
1781... (Pres = John Hancock)
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The Constitutional Underpinnings
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Charles de Montesquieu
Jean Jacques Rousseau
English materialist and political philosopher who advocated a…
17th century English philosopher who opposed the Divine Right…
A French Enlightenment thinker who expanded on John Locke's b…
A French man who believed that Human beings are naturally goo…
Thomas Hobbes
English materialist and political philosopher who advocated a…
John Locke
17th century English philosopher who opposed the Divine Right…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Politics
Government
Democracy
Direct Democracy
A broad term that can be sued to describe what happens betwee…
A broad term that encompasses the many different institutions…
A government by the people, either directly or indirectly.
A government in which citizens vote on laws and select offici…
Politics
A broad term that can be sued to describe what happens betwee…
Government
A broad term that encompasses the many different institutions…
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The Constitutional Underpinnings
Articles of Confederation
Northwest Ordinance
federalism
Shays' Rebellion
the first constitution of the 13 American states, adopted in…
the act of Congress in 1787 providing for the government of t…
a system of government under which the national government an…
a six-month rebellion in which more than 1,000 armed farmers…
Articles of Confederation
the first constitution of the 13 American states, adopted in…
Northwest Ordinance
the act of Congress in 1787 providing for the government of t…
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Constitutional underpinnings
Popular sovereignty
Limited gov
Separation of powers
Checks and balances
People are the source of power
Government can only do things that the people let it do
Government is divided in to 3 branches
Each branch can restrain one another
Popular sovereignty
People are the source of power
Limited gov
Government can only do things that the people let it do
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Primary intent of the 10th Amendment
Framers adopted a federal system for a…
The Federal System
Pluralist theory contends that in the…
States have certain powers that are reserved for them.
Americas' loyaly to state governments was stronger than it wa…
Centralizes our policies
Many groups vie for power with no one set of groups dominating.
Primary intent of the 10th Amendment
States have certain powers that are reserved for them.
Framers adopted a federal system for a…
Americas' loyaly to state governments was stronger than it wa…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Declaration Of Independence
Natural Rights
Articles of Confederation
Shay's Rebellion
document written by colonial representatives that declared Am…
John Locke//rights that are inherent in human beings, not giv…
first form of government in the United States
a series of attacks led by Revolutionary war veteran, Daniel…
Declaration Of Independence
document written by colonial representatives that declared Am…
Natural Rights
John Locke//rights that are inherent in human beings, not giv…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Direct Primary
Referendum
Initiative
Recall
An election in which voters choose their party nominees
A procedure where people vote directly on whether or not to p…
A procedure where voters may, by petition, propose a law or c…
allows voters to remove state and local elected officials fro…
Direct Primary
An election in which voters choose their party nominees
Referendum
A procedure where people vote directly on whether or not to p…
23 terms
Constitutional Underpinnings
Constitution
Taxation without Representation
Articles of Confederation
Limited Government
A state or country's documented laws and principles.
The colonists' complaint towards the British government for t…
The first system of government ever implemented in the United…
A form of government in which there are very few laws and the…
Constitution
A state or country's documented laws and principles.
Taxation without Representation
The colonists' complaint towards the British government for t…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
democracy
direct democracy
representative democracy
monarchy
government ruled by the people
citizens rule directly
citizens elect leaders to rule for them
government ruled by a king or queen
democracy
government ruled by the people
direct democracy
citizens rule directly
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Amendment
Antifederalists
Articles of Confederation
Bicameralism
a new provision in the Constitution that has been ratified by…
opponents of ratification of the Constitution and of a strong…
The first governing document of the confederated states draft…
the principle of a two-house legislature
Amendment
a new provision in the Constitution that has been ratified by…
Antifederalists
opponents of ratification of the Constitution and of a strong…
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Constitutional underpinnings
Block grant
Bicameral legislature
Categorical grant
Centralists
Money granted by the fed gov to the states for a broad purpos…
Two housed legislator
Money granted by he fed gov to the states for a narrow purpos…
Those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
Block grant
Money granted by the fed gov to the states for a broad purpos…
Bicameral legislature
Two housed legislator
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Unfunded mandate
Federalism
Enumerated powers
Implied powers
Acts created by Congress that are not funded by the governmen…
A system of government in which power is divided equally betw…
The powers delegated to Congress in Article I, Section VIII o…
The powers not specifically delegated to Congress in the Elas…
Unfunded mandate
Acts created by Congress that are not funded by the governmen…
Federalism
A system of government in which power is divided equally betw…
Constitutional Underpinnings
Alexander Hamilton
Amendment
Anti-federalists
Aristocracy
...
a new provision in the constitution that has been ratified by…
those who favor a weaker national government
the highest class in certain societies, especially those hold…
Alexander Hamilton
...
Amendment
a new provision in the constitution that has been ratified by…
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Types of Government
A democratic mutt
Federal System
Unitary System
Monarchy- a form of government in which a group embodies the…
U.S constitutional system incorporates democratic elements th…
federal government/states derive authority from the people
Local/regional government derive authority from national gove…
Types of Government
Monarchy- a form of government in which a group embodies the…
A democratic mutt
U.S constitutional system incorporates democratic elements th…
33 terms
Constitutional Underpinnings
Bicameral legislature
Block grant
Categorical grant
Centralists
two-house legislature
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
Bicameral legislature
two-house legislature
Block grant
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
33 terms
Constitutional Underpinnings
Block grant
Bicameral legislature
Categorical grant
Centralists
Money given to states for general programs within a broad cat…
a lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts
Federal grants for specific purposes, such as building an air…
Those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
Block grant
Money given to states for general programs within a broad cat…
Bicameral legislature
a lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts
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Constitutional Underpinnings
Bicameral legislature
Block grant
Categorical grant
Centralists
two-house legislature.
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
money granted by the federal government to the states for a n…
those who favor greater national authority rather than state…
Bicameral legislature
two-house legislature.
Block grant
money granted by the federal government to the states for a b…
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