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Unitary, Confederal & Federal Governments

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Which of the following best describes a government that balances power between states and the national level?

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1. Those aiming for a confederal system of government would be most interested in preserving which of the following?

2. Which of the following is a feature of a unitary system of government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a variety of government systems in place throughout the world. This quiz and worksheet combination seek to determine your comprehension of unitary, confederal, and federal government by asking you to determine how these systems balance power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will cover the following:

  • Federal, unitary, and confederal governments
  • Government with balanced state and national power
  • Type of government American colonials experienced

Skills Practiced

Practice these study skills as you take this quiz:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the federal system
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the confederal system of government in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various forms of government

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of different government systems by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Unitary, Confederal & Federal Governments. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Benefit of a unitary government
  • How the federal system can create a law but it's left up to the states how it's enforced
  • What confederal governments lack
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