AP US Government and Politics: Federalism in the United States Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. This is federal money given to a state for a broad purpose, with few restrictions on how the money can be used:

Question 2 2. This means that compliance with a particular federal rule is a prerequisite for obtaining federal money for that issue:

Question 3 3. Which of the following individuals is associated with new federalism?

Question 4 4. Participation competes with equality, because:

Question 5 5. This clause allows the federal government to assume authority for certain powers that aren't specifically set out in the Constitution:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following scenarios is caused specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment?

Question 7 7. Over the course of U.S. history, the balance of power between the federal government and the states has _____.

Question 8 8. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. This legal principle says that the states can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws:

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Question 11 11. 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 _____.

Question 12 12. This clause prohibits state governments from passing laws that conflict with federal laws, and also prohibits any entity from enforcing laws that conflict with the Constitution:

Question 13 13. This is when the federal government gives money to the states with no restrictions on how the money can be used. However, this practice is no longer used:

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. This legal doctrine recognizes that the individual states and the federal government have sovereignty. As such, it allows prosecution at both the state and federal level without violating double jeopardy:

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Question 16 16. This type of government is often the largest political subdivision within the state and is responsible for locally administering state laws and collecting taxes.

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. Because of federalism, more people have the opportunity to take part in our government and in our nation's decision making. This value is known as:

Question 20 20. The Clean Water Act, a federal law that regulates water pollution in the United States, is an example of _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

Question 22 22. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

Question 23 23. Why is it important for state governments to work well with the federal government?

Question 24 24. Which constitutional clause places the Constitution as the highest law in the land?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. This document established American colonists' sovereignty and independence from Great Britain:

Question 27 27. The president of a country falls ill, passing some of the presidential authority to the vice president. This transfer of certain power describes:

Question 28 28. This clause gives Congress the exclusive power to regulate business between the states:

Question 29 29. The public administration of a county, borough or parish is known as the _____.

Question 30 30. A city's municipal code includes the city's _____.

AP US Government and Politics: Federalism in the United States Chapter Exam Instructions

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