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Question 1 1. The Tenth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

Question 2 2. Which of the following situations would be dealt with differently under the United States Constitution than the Articles of Confederation?

Question 3 3. According to the Full Faith and Credit Clause, which type of law might a state have to apply from another state?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a function of the judicial branch?

Question 5 5. The Constitution allows Congress to check and balance the power of executive order. This is accomplished by:

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Question 6 6. The U.S. Supreme Court can evaluate laws to determine constitutionality. What is this called?

Question 7 7. John is job searching and interviewing. He believes he was discriminated against due to his age and race. Ultimately, which agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is prohibited by the privileges and immunities clause:

Question 9 9. The power of executive order comes from:

Question 10 10. What is administrative law sometimes known as?

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Question 11 11. The United States determines when other laws are in conflict with the Constitution.

Question 12 12. The framers drafted the _ to purposely divide governing powers between several administrative branches, called _.

Question 13 13. There are many different theories, or schools of jurisprudence. Justice Sotomayor explained that 'the law that lawyers practice and judges declare is not a definitive, capital 'L' law that many would like to think exists.' Instead, courts and lawyers are 'constantly overhauling the law and adapting it to the realities of ever-changing social, industrial, and political conditions.' She is advocating:

Question 14 14. This established the Supreme Court's power to review the acts of other government branches, and other courts, in order to determine constitutionality:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a function of the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution?

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Question 16 16. There are inherent laws that are common to all societies, whether or not they are written down or officially enacted. This viewpoint represents:

Question 17 17. The 1783 Treaty of Paris is an example of:

Question 18 18. The Constitution gives Congress the exclusive power to regulate commerce between the states. What clause gives Congress this power?

Question 19 19. The second privileges and immunities clause is included in a constitutional amendment. Where is it found?

Question 20 20.

True or False:

1. A treaty is an express agreement entered into by official representatives from two or more independent governments.

2. Treaties are not law.

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Question 21 21. If I am a citizen of Dallas, Texas, I am subject to federal laws, the laws of the state of Texas, and the local ordinances of the city of Dallas. Being subject to the powers of several governmental units indicates that the U.S. is this type of government:

Question 22 22. Why could someone argue that the Necessary and Proper Clause gives the federal government too much power?

Question 23 23. You and a fellow student, Jay, are in a disagreement about which Article of the U.S. Constitution states that the Constitution is the highest law of the land. Which Article states this?

Question 24 24. The Tenth Amendment accomplished which of the following:

Question 25 25. A treaty must be ratified before it can take effect. Ratification means that:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

Question 27 27. orders are rules issued by the _ to an executive branch of government.

Question 28 28. Which amendment provides a blanket of protection for Americans?

Question 29 29. I'm involved in a car accident in New Mexico. As a result, a New Mexico court grants me $1,000 in damages. But the defendant - the person who ran into me - lives in Florida and refuses to pay me. Because of this, the State of Florida will enforce the judgment from New Mexico and help me collect my money:

Question 30 30. What is the obligations of Contracts Clause also known as?

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