The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution


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These are federal government powers that are specifically set out in the Constitution:

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1. These are federal government powers that aren't specifically set out in the Constitution, but are used to fulfill the powers that are set out in the Constitution:

2. This clause prohibits state governments from passing laws that conflict with federal laws, and also prohibits any entity from enforcing laws that conflict with the Constitution:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Supremacy Clause and allow you to further understand how it helps to protect certain powers in the Constitution. The quiz will ask you questions about federal government powers that are specifically set in the Constitution and those that are not.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following clauses of the Constitution:

  • That which prohibits states from passing laws that conflict with federal laws
  • The clause that allows the federal government to assume authority for certain powers
  • Clause that gives Congress the exclusive power to regulate business

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding various clauses of the Constitution and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding powers specifically set forth in the Constitution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about powers not set forth in the Constitution, but used to fulfill those that are

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Supremacy Clause, review the accompanying lesson called The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Federalism
  • Understand the importance of two Supreme Court cases
  • Examine an example of application of the Supremacy Clause