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American Politics Today Essentials Study Set 2

Political Science

Quiz 3 :

Federalism

Quiz 3 :

Federalism

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Sovereign power means that
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The Supreme Court justices have not limited Congress's commerce powers since the 1930s.
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Debates over how power is divided between the national and state governments have not been controversial since the nation's founding because most people interpret the Tenth Amendment and the necessary and proper clause in a similar manner.
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Alexander Hamilton was an advocate of the doctrine of states' rights.
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Issues concerning federalism rarely break down along ideological lines.
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A confederal system features weak states that can never veto national government decisions.
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In the first century of America's history, the national government played a relatively active role in the domestic economy.
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Coercive federalism was last used in the 1960s.
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The framers granted the president all authority to contend with national security matters.
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Federalism does not provide a check on national tyranny.
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An example of a concurrent power is ________.
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The 1965 Voting Rights Act, enforced when the federal government sent marshals to the South to ensure African Americans were allowed to vote, is a good example of dual federalism.
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There are no confederal governments in the world today.
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An example of the U.S. Constitution's full faith and credit clause is that a person with a driver's license from the state of Indiana does not need to get a separate Michigan driver's license to drive a car through the state of Michigan.
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The doctrine of dual federalism was rejected in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
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The idea of giving states more control over social programs began when Lyndon Johnson was president.
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The "rights revolution" and Great Society programs were made possible because of the doctrine of new federalism.
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Policy diversity and innovation are arguments in favor of a stronger role for the states in U.S. politics.
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Federal systems of government are the most common in the world today.
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Chief Justice Roger Taney believed in the doctrine of dual federalism.
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