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Federalism in the United States: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts is _____.

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. 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 4 4. Participation competes with equality, because:

Question 5 5. Why was the power of the federal government increased as a result of the New Deal?

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Question 6 6. Which constitutional clause places the Constitution as the highest law in the land?

Question 7 7. In the United States, citizens are subject to federal, state, and local laws. This is known as _____.

Question 8 8. Within your state, decisions are made every day regarding issues such as state sales tax and state allocation of funds for infrastructure. Many of these decisions do not require any federal government involvement. What amendment to the constitution explains this situation?

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. In order for a federal law to be declared 'supreme', it must _____.

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Question 11 11. The public administration of a county, borough or parish is known as the _____.

Question 12 12. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Which of the following scenarios is caused specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment?

Question 14 14. A merchant with a headquarters in Ohio sells products online to all 50 states. Who is authorized to regulate this business?

Question 15 15. 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:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following individuals is associated with new federalism?

Question 17 17. Jonas lived in the United States in 1789 and was very interested in studying all aspects of the government. Why was the time Jonas lived in classified as dual federalism?

Question 18 18. Over the course of U.S. history, the balance of power between the federal government and the states has _____.

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Identify which of the following is a trait of progressive federalism?

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Question 21 21. Under federalism, 'equality' means:

Question 22 22. The 'Title IX' amendment to the Civil Rights Act prohibits gender discrimination in education. It's best known for providing college sports opportunities for women. This is an example of:

Question 23 23. The United States Constitution replaced the _____.

Question 24 24. This legal principle says that the states can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws:

Question 25 25. This doctrine says that the source of governmental power comes from the will of the people. As such, self-government stems from this doctrine:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was the first system of federalism in the United States?

Question 27 27. Block grants from the federal government are given to the states, which have discretionary power on how to use the funds. This describes:

Question 28 28. The Clean Water Act, a federal law that regulates water pollution in the United States, is an example of _____.

Question 29 29. The U.S. Supreme Court decides issues related to the division of _____ and _____ powers.

Question 30 30. 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 _____.

Federalism in the United States: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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