The Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example


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The supremacy clause states that which laws have the highest authority?

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1. Does a federal law have to explicitly state that it supersedes a state law?

2. Who decides whether a conflict exists between a federal and state law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the supremacy clause. Topics that will be included in the quiz include preemption of federal law and the founding fathers of the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessment, you will be tested on:

  • The laws that have the most authority
  • Preemption of federal law
  • Conflicts between state and federal law
  • Founding fathers

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the supremacy clause
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the founding fathers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding differences between state and federal law and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the supremacy clause, study the accompanying lesson on The Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the supremacy clause
  • Defines supersede
  • Explains the case Ware v Hylton
  • Covers preemption of federal law