Concurrent Powers: Definition & Examples Video


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Why do Americans have to pay both federal and state taxes?

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1. Which of the following is not a concurrent power?

2. Why can a person be tried for the same incident in both federal and state courts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term 'concurrent powers' refers to the powers shared by both federal and state governments. The worksheet will teach you about its characteristics, and the quiz will ask you about specific examples of concurrent powers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Why Americans have to pay federal and state taxes
  • Specific examples of concurrent powers
  • Why a person can be tried for the same incident in both federal and state courts
  • Why you might receive a jury summons from a federal and state court

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on concurrent powers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rights and facets of both state and federal law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific examples of concurrent powers

Additional Learning

To learn more about the powers shared by states and the federal government, review the corresponding lesson titled Concurrent Powers: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines concurrent power
  • Examines specific examples of concurrent powers
  • Explores topics such as how money is borrowed and how crimes are defined on the state and federal levels