the study of government.
A system of government in which the people are regulated by both federal and state governments.
A system of government where only the federal government governs the people.
The name of an old-fashioned political party.
Place a check beside all powers of the federal government.
Regulate contractual relationships.
Coin and regulate money.
State powers are not limited in any way.
Express powers were granted to the federal government by...
The federal government also has the power to make all laws that are necessary and proper for executing any of the stated powers. When it makes a law under this provision, it is using its:
When a state law conflicts with federal law, the state law takes precedence.
Exclusive jurisdiction is when the power to regulate an area belongs solely or exclusively to either the federal or state government.
Criminal laws are an example of concurrent jurisdiction.
What is the Supremacy Clause?
The clause in the U.S. Constitution making the Constitution and the laws of the United States the supreme law of the land.
A clause in the U.S. Constitution that gives the federal government supreme power over the people.
A law that states that states can make their own laws unless they conflict with the Constitution.
The Bill of Rights applies to both state and federal cases.
The executive branch consists of the following (check all that apply):
The legislative branch of the government is responsible for making the laws.
What is the purpose of the judicial branch of the government?
To apply or interpret the laws.
To create laws.
To draft any new provisions of the Constitution that are necessary.
A legislature consisting of two houses is said to be bicameral.
Who gives a local government its power?
The federal government
Stare decisis means that the state government has the power to make state laws.
If any term in the Constitution is unclear when applied to a factual situation, who has the final say in interpreting the term?
The appropriate state court
The Supreme Court
An individual can ask the court to evaluate a hypothetical situation and provide an advisory opinion.
Some of the steps involved in enacting a law include (check all that apply):
Bill referred to committee
Bill voted on by legislators
Action by other house
Supreme Court approval
An action by citizens to enact legislation through the voter process is called an initiative.