American Federalism Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sometimes the states are required to follow a U.S. federal regulation in order to receive federal funding in that particular area. This rule is known as _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following was the first system of federalism in the United States?

Question 3 3. With this system, federal and state government responsibilities are highly intertwined. The government entities worked together to administer social programs. This best describes which of the following?

Question 4 4. Which of the following BEST illustrates the division of power in the U.S. based on federalism?

Question 5 5. When deciding how power would be divided between the federal government and the states, the guiding principle used by the framers of the Constitution was for _____.

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Question 6 6. A merchant with a headquarters in Ohio sells products online to all 50 states. Who is authorized to regulate this business?

Question 7 7. Block grants from the federal government are given to the states, which have discretionary power on how to use the funds. This describes:

Question 8 8. This legal principle says that the states can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws:

Question 9 9. The Clean Water Act, a federal law that regulates water pollution in the United States, is an example of _____.

Question 10 10. John is talking to a coworker in the state legislature office who is complaining that what started as a joint project of the state and federal government is completely dependent upon federal funding. Thus, this project is completely dependent upon the federal government. What is this an example of?

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Question 11 11. Ryan is an important government official working in the legislative branch. His duties include creating state legislation that can become state law, approving the state budget, and initiating tax legislation. How are Ryan's duties related to the duties of an official in the executive branch?

Question 12 12. This doctrine says that the source of governmental power comes from the will of the people. As such, self-government stems from this doctrine:

Question 13 13. Which of the following was NOT reflected in the criticism of devolution in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

Question 14 14. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

Question 15 15. The president of a country falls ill, passing some of the presidential authority to the vice president. This transfer of certain power describes:

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Question 16 16. _____ refers to the practice of the federal government handing over some responsibility of federal social programs to the states to administer at their discretion.

Question 17 17. Which constitutional clause places the Constitution as the highest law in the land?

Question 18 18. Which of the following individuals is associated with new federalism?

Question 19 19. Identify which of the following is a trait of progressive federalism?

Question 20 20. The U.S. Supreme Court decides issues related to the division of _____ and _____ powers.

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Question 21 21. A city's municipal code includes the city's _____.

Question 22 22. If Texas were to pass a law permitting taxation of merchants who ship goods into Texas from another state, overriding a federal law that forbids this form of taxation, what would the legal ramifications be?

Question 23 23. Which of the following BEST defines federalism?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

Question 25 25. The public administration of a county, borough or parish is known as the _____.

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Question 26 26. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 27 27. During class, John said that the state's Supreme Court is comprised of public officials holding high ranking state positions, including the governor. Instead of the state's Supreme Court, John probably meant the _____ branch.

Question 28 28. In the United States, citizens are subject to federal, state, and local laws. This is known as _____.

Question 29 29. The jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts is _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following scenarios is caused specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment?

American Federalism Chapter Exam Instructions

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