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Federalism is the product and symbol of the continuing ideological struggle between the values of _____ and _____
unity, diversity
The 50 American states are themselves _______ governments because the principal power within each state lies with the state government.
unitary
_______ powers are specifically enumerated in the Constitution as belonging to Congress
Express
The Supreme Court case of _____ v. ______ interpreted the "necessary and proper" clause as allowing expansive power to the national government.
McCulloch, Maryland
The power to administer public education is an example of a _________ power.
reserved
A model of federalism that views national and state governments as separate and independent from each is called _________.
dual federalism
The single most important characteristic of federalism in the twentieth century has become cooperative _______ _________
fiscal relationships
The most predominant form of national aid to the states takes the form of ______________
categorical grants in aid
T/F
The federal system is a compromise between a strong central government and a league of separate states
True
T/F
A major fault of the Articles of Confederation was the absence of a central foreign and military policy
True
T/F
States act in some measure as administrative units to carry out national social welfare programs
True
T/F
McCulloch v. Maryland established the right of states to determine what is "necessary and proper" to carry out public policies
False
T/F
Among the powers reserved for the states is the responsibility for preventing and prosecuting criminal activities
True
T/F
Studies have shown that citizens interest in the affairs of local government is almost nonexistent
False
T/F
Through a process of cooperative agreements, the states have the power to regulate interstate commerce
False
Federalism is the product and symbol of the continuting idealogical struggle between the values of
a) freedom and equality
b) unity and diversity
c) justice and protection
d) individualism and nationalism
b) unity and diversity
The government of France is a
a) confederate system
b) unitary system
c) federal system
d) descentralized system
b) unitary system
In creating a federal system, the most important consideration of the framers of the Constitution in the move to a national government were
a) economic policy
b) foreign policy
c) military policy
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
Federal systems are found in
a) Africa
b) South Asia
c) North America
d) all of the above
c) North America
The example of Quebec province in Canada illustrates
a) political conflict in a federal system
b) a federal system based on religion
c) the disintegration of a federal system
d) none of the above
a) political conflict in a federal system
The states play a crucial role in all of the following activities except
a) adminstering social welfare policies
b) regulating interstate commerce
c) amending the Constitution
d) shaping electoral contests at the national level
b) regulating interstate commerce
The number of electoral votes for each state is equal to the number of
a) counties in each state
b) voting-age citizens in each state
c) its members in the House of Representatives
d) its members in the House and Senate combined
d) its members in the House and Senate combined
The Supreme Court case of McCulloch v. Maryland confirmed the national governments
a) delegated powers
b) express powers
c) implied powers
d) reserved powers
c) implied powers
The right of reserved powers was guaranteed in the
a) Tenth Amendment
b) Eighteenth Amendment
c) Twenty-first Amendment
d) Supreme Court case of McCulloch v. Maryland
a) Tenth Amendment
According to the text, the most visible and pervasive role of the state is in the area of
a) interstate commerce
b) education
c) health
d) business regulation
b) education
Home rule
a) granted greater power to county governments
b) established the system of general purpose local governments
c) created a surge in the number of local governments
d) gave local governments the power, within limits, to determine their own powers and functions
d) gave local governments the power, within limits, to determine their own powers and functions
When local law enforcement authorities call on the FBI to help them solve a crime, the kind of federalism illlustrated is
a)dual federalism
b) layer cake federalism
c) marble cake federalism
d) chocolate cake federalism
c) marble cake federalism
The ability of the national government to forbid sponsored prayers in public schools stems from the Supreme Courts interpretation of the
a) due process clause
b) necessary and proper clause
c) interstate commerce clause
d) elastic clause
a) due process clause
Political conflicts between national and state and local governments derive from
a) scarce resources
b) the search for the balance between state and national power
c) the social and economic differences among the states
d) all of the above
d) all of the above