Federalism Review Questions for AP U.S. Government
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- A major strength of federalism lies in the fact that it promotes both national and state activities in which of the following manners?
- provides for complex government activities
- avoids concentration of political power
- guarantees the inherent inflexibility of a written constitution
- allows for the duplication of government offices and functions
- provides equal funding for mandates
- McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) was an important Supreme Court case involving federalism because
- it called for a republican form of government
- it provided for a national law protecting against domestic violence
- following this case, the Supreme Court became the third powerful branch of the national government
- the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution was upheld
- the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution was established
- Article IV of the United States Constitution addresses which of the following relationships between the states?
- full faith and credit
- interstate compacts
- respect for geographic integrity
- I only
- II only
- III only
- I and II only
- II and III only
- Which of the following is not a concurrent power of national and state governments?
- protecting the public's health, welfare, and morals
- borrowing money
- chartering banks
- establishing courts
- levying taxes
- Cooperative federalism can best be described as
- the national government's ability to help the states through the spending of tax dollars and the providing of project grants
- placing more responsibility on the states as to how grant money is to be spent
- "layer cake federalism"
- an extension of new federalism
- "marble cake federalism"
- The president most responsible for the implementation of new federalism was:
- George H. W. Bush
- Richard Nixon
- Ronald Reagan
- Bill Clinton
- Gerald Ford
- Which of the following is an example of fiscal federalism?
- revenue sharing
- I and II only
- II and III only
- I, II, and III only
- I, II, and IV only
- I, II, III, and IV
- Which of the following has the fewest "strings" attached when it comes to spending government monies?
- conflicts may arise over authority of government
- there is concentration of political power
- government is not close to the people
- existing state governments are not accommodated
- geography is not considered
- Prohibited powers are powers that are denied to both the national and state governments. These denied powers may be found in
- Article I, Section 8
- Article I, Sections 9 & 10
- Article IV, Section 4
- Article I, Section 8, Clause 18
- Article IV, Section 1
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