Federal Controls on State Governments: Mandates and Federal Court Rulings


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

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

2. 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 _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combo helps you quickly assess your knowledge of federalism and roles of the federal courts. You will need to know who regulates the division of powers in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Federal regulations that the states must follow
  • The type of jurisdiction the federal courts have
  • Roles of the U.S. Supreme Court

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the roles of the Supreme Court
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about federalism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding federal regulations and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about federal controls, review the lesson on Federal Controls on State Governments: Mandates and Federal Court Rulings. This lesson will help you:

  • Define federalism
  • Understand what federal courts settle
  • Determine the purpose of mandates
  • Learn what a condition of aid is