The Evolution of American Federalism: 1787-1937


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Which of the following BEST defines federalism?

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1. 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?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Federalism is a division of power between the federal government and the individual state governments, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the principles and history of federalism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following key terms:

  • Federalism
  • Dual federalism
  • The Tenth Amendment
  • The Fourteenth Amendment
  • The New Deal

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the New Deal and Dual Federalism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a response to the Great Depression
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about federalism

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson on American Federalism from 1787-1937. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the Preamble to the United States Constitution
  • Recognize the role of federalism during the Civil War
  • Understand the function of federalism in the New Deal