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Alexander Hamilton's view of federalism held that...
the federal government was superior to the state governments
After the Civil War the debate about the meaning of federalism focused on the _____ clause of the Constitution
commerce
In a unitary system...
The national government maintains total power
Permissive Federalism is best described as
national government allows the state government to make independent decisions
In a confederation system...
the states have total power
In a federal system...
states and the nation share power
The landmark case McCulloch v. Maryland determined that
The "necessary-and-proper" clause allowed for the creation of a bank
Which procedure allows voters to reject a measure adopted by the legislature?
Referendum
Which procedure allows voters to remove an elected official from office?
Recall
The constitution guarantees the existence of
states
The requirements that a state or locality match federal money is most common with
Categorical grants
In the 2000 case US v. Morrison the Supreme Court refused to connect or extend the scope of the commerce clause to
violence against women
Which of the following is an example of checks and balances, as established by the Constitution?
the requirement that presidential appointments to the Supreme Court be approved by the Senate
The effort to grant the states the national government's functions in areas such as welfare, health care and job training is known as
Devolution
Supreme or ultimate political power is known as
sovereignty