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Question 11.Which clause of the United States Constitution prohibits states from issuing their own paper money and from regulating economic affairs?
Question 22.A car accident occurred in the state of Virginia. A court case will determine whether or not the accident was the defendant Bill's fault and whether or not Bill owes Jill, the driver of another car involved in the accident, any monetary damages. What type of law governs these rights, duties and obligations of the individuals involved in the accident?
Question 33.Interstate commerce refers to commerce that involves what type of transactions and trade?
Question 44.Suppose the Supreme Court strikes down a state law on the grounds that the state law conflicts with federal law on the issue. The Supreme Court is acting pursuant to which clause of the Constitution?
Question 55.Which clause of the United States Constitution states that the Constitution and the federal laws passed in furtherance of the Constitution are the supreme laws of the land?
Question 66.Limitations on any state to make or enforce any law which may abridge the privileges or immunities of United States citizens are expressed in which amendment to the United Constitution?
Question 77.Suppose you enter into a construction contract with Bill, a contractor who lives and works in your home state. Your state government is not permitted to interfere with your contract. For example, your state cannot enact a law that retroactively obstructs your individual contract rights. What is the name of the relevant constitutional clause?
Question 88.Which branch of the Federal Government is responsible for enacting Federal laws?
Question 99.The two privileges and immunities clauses in the United States Constitution can be found in which articles and amendments?
Question 1010.Suppose Bill owns a business that produces videos in Ohio, sells to customers in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and purchases supplies from vendors across the country. Why does Congress have the power to regulate these dealings pursuant to the commerce clause, an example of an enumerated power?
Question 1111.Pursuant to its power of judicial review, the Supreme Court could strike down which of the following laws?
Question 1212.In February of 2012, the Congress of the United States declared war against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Congress is part of which branch of the United States government?
Question 1313.Which of the following are examples of some of the basic relationships between different entities in our society that are dealt with by constitutional law?
Question 1414.The Necessary and Proper Clause of the U.S. Constitution allows Congress to do which of the following?
Question 1515.The United States Constitution includes two clauses that are specifically intended to protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens. These clauses also prevent states from discriminating against out-of-state citizens. What are these clauses commonly called?
Question 1616.Suppose that, pursuant to its power of eminent domain, your home state takes a portion of your private property in order to build a new state highway. Under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution the state must do which of the following?
Question 1717.Suppose you sustained an injury in a bus accident while visiting California. A California court granted you monetary damages for your injury, however the defendant (a bus driver who now lives in Georgia) refuses to provide your payment. The state of Georgia will enforce the California judgment and help you recover your court awarded payment. What clause ensures that states such as Georgia honor the court judgments of other states such as California?
Question 1818.Which branch of the Federal Government is responsible for enforcing Federal laws?
Question 1919.Article IV, Section I of the United States Constitution ensures that states honor the court judgments of other states. What is this clause commonly called?
Question 2020.The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees which of the following?
Question 2121.Sue owned a large tract of land that she spent years gardening. The quiet piece land was home to Sue and her many pets. Last year, Sue's home state provided her some monetary compensation and claimed a portion of the land for its own use. The state intended to construct a public park for community use. Sue was horrified. She was never asked for permission and did not believe that any offer of compensation would be sufficient payment. Which amendment to the United States Constitution grants the state the right to do so, despite Sue's dismay?
Question 2222.Which term refers to the the Constitutional amendments that guarantee and protect some of our most fundamental individual rights?
Question 2323.The United States Supreme Court, through its power of judicial review, can determine whether a particular law violates the United States constitution. For example, if the state of Nebraska passes a law that denies criminal defendants a right to trial, the United State Supreme Court can review and invalidate this law. Which landmark United States Supreme Court decision established this power?
Question 2424.Federalism is a method of government that allows how many governments (for example, a federal or state government) to share control over the same geographic region?
Question 2525.Federalism allows for which of the following governments to share control over an individual citizen who lives in South Dakota?
Question 2626.Administrative agencies are created in order to protect a public interest. Which of the following is an example of an administrative agency?
Question 2727.The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees which of the following?
Question 2828.In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court formally announced which important power?
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