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Federalism & the Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example

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A federalist government consists of _____.

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1. The Tenth Amendment accomplished which of the following:

2. Why could someone argue that the Necessary and Proper Cause gives the federal government too much power?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you find out what you learned from the lesson on federalism and the Supremacy Clause. Some of the elements that you will be assessed on include the sharing of power between federal, state, and local governments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • the amendment dealing with rights granted to the states
  • conflicts between state and federal laws
  • the condition for a federal law to be considered 'supreme'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on federalism and the Supremacy Clause
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Constitution's link to the supremacy of federal laws
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the governing document that preceded the Constitution

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Federalism & the Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the main difference between the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution
  • Understand the function of the Tenth Amendment
  • Recognize key Supreme Court cases involving the Supremacy Clause
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