Governing States and Localities

Political Science

Quiz 3 :

Constitutions: Operating Instructions

Quiz 3 :

Constitutions: Operating Instructions

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Judicial federalism is the idea that the courts determine the boundaries of ______ relations.
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______ has the longest state constitution in the United States.
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D

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Alabama has convened a constitutional convention as recently as ______.
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C

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The only state that can choose to run up debt as the federal government does is ______.
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______ is the right to vote.
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______ governments have plenary power, or power that is not constrained.
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In the more democratic, northern states, ______ could vote during the late 1700s.
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Legal documents put together by the British Crown to dictate the governance of the colonies were called ______.
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Ballot initiatives and referendums are two types of ______.
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The principle that government should be divided into branches is known as ______.
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______ is a set of moral and political rules based on divine law and is binding on all people.
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Which U.S. Constitutional amendment gives state governments plenary power?
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The formal methods for changing states constitutions are legislative proposals, ballot initiatives, referendums, and ______.
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Laws passed by legislatures authorizing the transfer of money to the executive branch are called ______.
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The three branches of a separated system are legislative, executive, and ______.
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State constitutions tend to be far ______ than the U.S. Constitution.
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The U.S. Constitution has been formally changed ______ times.
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In California, Proposition ______ restricted increases on real estate taxes, making it difficult for localities to raise money.
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______ is the only U.S. state with a unicameral legislature.
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______ is the power to reject a portion of a bill while leaving the rest intact.
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