Flashcards in Unit 3: Federalism: States in the Union Deck (25):
The right of reserved powers
Grants issued by the government where spending can be done with narrowly defined purposes
A regulation that requires the government to perform a certain task with no money
A grant of power to Congress, not an express limitation on the power of the states to regulate the economy.
powers of U.S. government which have not been explicitly granted by the Constitution but that is implied by the necessary and proper clause
a political power reserved by a constitution to the exclusive jurisdiction of a specified political authority.
praised the “good sense and practical judgment” of the American people
Alexis de Tocqueville
The process of returning more of the responsibilities of governing from the national level to the state level
to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.
A grant from the government that can allocate to a variety of services
The Court can strike down state law if contrary to the national constitution or national law
McCulloch v. Maryland
The separated layers of the cake symbolizing how distinct spheres of power that the state and federal governments inhabited
A state government's authority to regulate for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens
The principal power within each state lies with the state government
Any amount of money given to anything or anyone.
A process of voting, typically in secrecy
19th century philosopher that made an analysis of American federalist
We discussed three (3) centralizing forces in American history. Name one (1).
In 1937 the Supreme Court laid the groundwork for a stronger federal government by issuing a number of decisions that...
dramatically expanded the definition of the Commerce Clause
(T/F) Federalism is about relationships among different levels of government.
The number of electoral votes for each state is equal to the number of _________.
its members in the House and Senate combined
(T/F) Among the powers reserved for the states is the responsibility for preventing and prosecuting criminal activities.
The states play a crucial role in all of the following activities except _________.
regulating interstate commerce
When local law enforcement authorities call on the FBI to help them solve a crime, the kind of federalism illustrated is ___________.
marble cake federalism