Flashcards in The Constitution and Federalism Deck (12):
Checks and Balances
System in which each branch of government can limit the power of the other two branches.
System of government in which all power is invested in a central government.
A system of government in which power is divided by a written constitution between a central government and regional governments.
Powers specifically granted to the federal government by the Constitution.
Powers of the federal government that go beyond those enumerated in the Constitution.
Powers not specifically granted to the national government or denied to the states. Reserved powers are held by the states through the tenth amendment.
Situations in which the national and state governments work together to complete projects.
Funds provided for a specific and clearly defined purpose.
Funds granted to the states for a broadly defined purpose.
Rules telling states what they must do to comply with federal guidelines.
A movement to transfer the responsibilities of governing from the federal government to state and local governments.