U. S. Government: Democracy In Action

Chapter 4: The Federal System

The Federal System

Powers directly stated in the Constitution are known as __________
A)expressed powers.
B)implied powers.
C)inherent powers.
D)reserved powers.
No state law may conflict with any __________
A)local law.
B)other state's laws.
C)national law.
D)state judge.
Article IV of the Constitution requires a state give "full faith and credit" to other states' __________
A)criminal court decisions.
B)right to harbor fugitives.
C)right to bar out-of-state visitors.
D)civil laws and documents.
States make interstate compacts to deal with matters such as __________
A)air and water pollution.
B)fugitive criminals.
C)discrimination against nonresidents.
D)tuition to state colleges.
The states' rights view of the Constitution holds that the national government is __________
A)a creation of the people.
B)an agent of the states.
C)greater than the states.
D)a leader in solving social ills.
After the 103rd Congress failed to reform the federal government, the task of reinventing government fell to __________
A)Vice President Al Gore.
B)the National Governors' Association.
C)President Richard Nixon.
D)President Ronald Reagan.
Federalism has helped keep the party system alive and healthy by providing many opportunities for a party to __________
A)gain a monopoly on political powers.
B)control the White House for several terms.
C)win state and national elections.
D)have a majority in Congress for four decades.
Federalism preserves political organization from the bottom up because __________
A)the road to national office often begins at the state or local level.
B)a city council candidate needs relatively few votes to get elected.
C)voters influence national policy at every step of the legislative process.
D)citizens may work with interest groups to influence national policies.
The powers that both the national government and states have are called __________
A)delegated powers.
B)enumerated powers.
C)concurrent powers.
D)denied powers.
Congress has used its taxing power to regulate business by __________
A)allowing employers to deduct state taxes from federal taxes.
B)heavily taxing dangerous products.
C)introducing the Sixteenth Amendment.
D)making taxes on big business the major source of federal revenue.
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