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A unitary system is a way of organizing government so that
the president is the central power of the government.
all power resides in state and local governments.
national and state governments have separate powers over different areas and people.
all powers resides in a central government.
both national and state levels of government have authority over the same land and people.
A form of governmental structure in which the national government is weak and most or all power is in the hands of its components (e.g., states) is known as
a unitary government.
Most of the governments in the world today are ________, in which all power resides in the central national government.
The power to directly regulate such things as drinking ages, marriage and divorce, and sexual behavior has been granted directly
to the president.
to state governments.
to all governments by the Bill of Rights.
to the national government.
to both the state and national governments.
The principle of the supremacy of federal law over state law was affirmed in
United States v. Darby.
Marbury v. Madison.
the Tenth Amendment.
McCulloch v. Maryland.
the presidential election of 1804.
The constitutional provision which prohibits states from discriminating against citizens of other states is known as
the full faith and credit clause.
the elastic clause.
the privileges and immunities clause.
A tuition difference between in-state and out-of-state students is an example of
an example of an exception to the privileges and immunities clause.
project grants to the states.
federal exceptions to the full faith and credit provision.
the extension of full faith and credit to all students from all states.
Cooperative federalism refers to a system in which
the national government reigns supreme over the state governments.
the state governments reign supreme over the national government.
the national government and the state governments have clearly defined, distinct powers and policy assignments.
the national government and the state governments share powers and policy assignments.
none of the above.
Which of the following is true of the politics of federalism during the 20th century.
In general, Republicans supported increasing the power of the federal government, while Democrats favored increasing states responsibilities.
In general, the Presidency favored a strong national government, while Congress favored stronger state governments.
In general, both Republicans and Democrats favored increasing the power of the state governments and weakening the power of the national government.
In general, both Republicans and Democrats favored increasing the power of the national government and weakening the power of the state governments.
In general, Democrats supported increasing the power of the federal government, while Republicans favored increasing state responsibilities.
The requirement of a drinking age provision before states can receive federal highway aid is an example of
a project grant supported by the interest groups.
an unfunded mandate.
an important element of the "formula" used to calculate formula grants.
the efforts of state agencies to get federal funds.
a string attached to categorical grants, called "crossover sanctions."
Programs such as Medicaid and child nutrition programs , where applicants automatically qualify for aid if they meet the requirements, are examples of
To reduce paperwork and other requirements attached to grants in areas like community development and social services, Congress established
computerized grant applications.
In 1994, the states of California, New York, Texas, and Florida, among other states, sued the federal government for reimbursement of costs incurred on the grounds that the
federal government failed to control illegal immigration into the states.
states were required to pay for citizens' public education.
unfunded mandates were drying up state coffers.
Federal Reserve Board was pushing interests rates too high, increasing state borrowing costs.
federal government had no right to charter a national bank.
Over the last 125 years the people of the United States have turned increasingly to the national government to solve problems or provide assistance because
we have a unitary government.
a problem or policy often requires the authority and resources of the national government.
of corruption at the state level.
of persistent corruption in state and local government.
the Tenth Amendment gave increased power to the national government.
Federalism is unique to the Western Hemisphere.
The United Nations is an example of a confederation.
The Tenth Amendment is sometimes called the supremacy clause, because it reinforces the power of the national government over the state governments.
The word federalism is absent from the Constitution.
McCulloch v. Maryland
resulted in greater power for the national government.
The Constitution says that the states must return a person charged with a crime in another state to that state for trial or imprisonment.
The federal system of government increases opportunities for participation in American politics.
As power has shifted to the national government, state spending has fallen dramatically.
Southern politicians responded to the 1954
Brown v. Board of Education
Supreme Court decision by accepting national supremacy.
Federal grants funding health care programs have grown substantially since 1990.
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