Competing Values of Federalism: Equality vs. Participation


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Under federalism, 'equality' means:

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1. 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:

2. 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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you asses what you know about the values of equality and participation in federalism. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include why participation competes with equality and what equality means under federalism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will ask you about the following:

  • Meaning of equality under federalism
  • Value in which more people have the opportunity to take part in government
  • The two main values of federalism
  • Why participation competes with equality
  • Value that Title IX prohibiting gender discrimination in education is an example of

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the U.S. government in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as equality and participation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a Federalist system of government works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about participation and equality in government

Additional Learning

To learn more about this system of government, review the related lesson Competing Values of Federalism: Equality vs. Participating. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define federalism
  • Discuss the Articles of Confederation
  • Explore how the Constitution separates government powers
  • Discuss the role of equality in federalism
  • Explore uneven results as a result of state laws
  • Discuss how participation competes with equality