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Federalism in the United States Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In order for a federal law to be declared 'supreme', it must _____.

Question 2 2. Any right that is not granted to the federal government is generally reserved to the states. This power comes from _____.

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

Question 5 5. 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:

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of the following individuals is associated with new federalism?

Question 8 8. The jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts is _____.

Question 9 9. All of the following governmental departments are part of a municipality EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. When a state law conflicts with a federal law, the state law will generally be declared unenforceable. This power comes from the _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following scenarios is caused specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment?

Question 12 12. Which of the following was NOT reflected in the criticism of devolution in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

Question 13 13. The United States Constitution replaced the _____.

Question 14 14. Block grants from the federal government are given to the states, which have discretionary power on how to use the funds. This describes:

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following BEST defines federalism?

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

Question 18 18. Federalism has two main values. They are:

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Over the course of U.S. history, the balance of power between the federal government and the states has _____.

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Question 21 21. The Clean Water Act, a federal law that regulates water pollution in the United States, is an example of _____.

Question 22 22. This document established American colonists' sovereignty and independence from Great Britain:

Question 23 23. This legal doctrine, established through the U.S. Constitution, creates a separation of powers between the federal government and the individual state governments:

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. Identify which of the following is a trait of progressive federalism?

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

Question 27 27. A city's municipal code includes the city's _____.

Question 28 28. Who or what decides whether a state's individual laws or federal laws apply in a disputed situation?

Question 29 29. A merchant with a headquarters in Ohio sells products online to all 50 states. Who is authorized to regulate this business?

Question 30 30. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

Federalism in the United States Chapter Exam Instructions

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