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Federalism in the United States Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. This legal doctrine, established through the U.S. Constitution, creates a separation of powers between the federal government and the individual state governments:

Question 2 2. Which of the following BEST defines federalism?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. 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 5 5. This legal principle says that the states can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws:

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Question 6 6. Under federalism, 'equality' means:

Question 7 7. This document established American colonists' sovereignty and independence from Great Britain:

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. 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 10 10. Any right that is not granted to the federal government is generally reserved to the states. This power comes from _____.

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. A city's municipal code includes the city's _____.

Question 13 13. Over the course of U.S. history, the balance of power between the federal government and the states has _____.

Question 14 14. The president of a country falls ill, passing some of the presidential authority to the vice president. This transfer of certain power describes:

Question 15 15. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

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Question 16 16. A merchant with a headquarters in Ohio sells products online to all 50 states. Who is authorized to regulate this business?

Question 17 17. Why is it important for state governments to work well with the federal government?

Question 18 18. Identify which of the following is a trait of progressive federalism?

Question 19 19. A law, rule or regulation made and enforced by a city government is known as a _____.

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. Which of the following scenarios is caused specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following individuals is associated with new federalism?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. The U.S. Supreme Court decides issues related to the division of _____ and _____ powers.

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Question 26 26. Who or what decides whether a state's individual laws or federal laws apply in a disputed situation?

Question 27 27. The jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts is _____.

Question 28 28. _____ 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 29 29. Block grants from the federal government are given to the states, which have discretionary power on how to use the funds. This describes:

Question 30 30. 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:

Federalism in the United States Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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