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Which of the following statements about McCulloch v. Maryland is true?
a) The Court ruled that the Tenth Amendment limits the federal government to enumerated powers b) The Court ruled that the Tenth Amendment makes the states supreme in the federal system c) The Court ruled that the necessary and proper clause applies to states, not the national government d) None of the above
In the McCulloch case, the Supreme Court ruled that when national and state laws come into conflict, the
a) state government is supreme b) national government is supreme c) courts must work out a compromise between the national and state governments d) states may nullify national laws
In the McCulloch v. Maryland decision, Justice Marshall contended that the power to create a national bank
a) is prohibited by the Constitution b) is clearly expressed in the Constitution c) can be granted to the states only by the Constitution d) is implied by the Constitution
McCulloch v. Maryland was a defeat for
a) states’ rights advocates b) national supremacy advocates c) libertarians d) advocates of Lockean liberalism
In McCulloch v. Maryland, Justice Marshall argues that the Constitution derives its ultimate power from
a) the courts b) the people c) the states d) Congress
According to James Madison, a republican form of government is characterized by
a) a unitary form of government. b) direct democracy. c) a federal form of government d) limited terms of office and consent of the governed.
In The Federalist, No. 39, James Madison argues that the national government’s powers
a) should be supreme over state powers b) extend beyond those enumerated in the Constitution to include a number of implied powers. c) are limited to those enumerated in the Constitution. d) should be inferior to state powers.
In The Federalist, No. 39, James Madison argues that several of the state constitutions
a) are similar to the proposed Constitution in upholding republican principles b) give too much power to the people c) do not give enough power to the people. d) are too reactionary
In The Federalist, No. 39, James Madison advocated
a) a balancing of state and national powers. b) a unitary form of government. c) direct democracy at the state level and representative government at the national level. d) state nullification of national law.
According to James Madison in The Federalist, No. 39, the only form of government that would be reconcilable with the fundamental principles of the revolution is
a) majoritarian democracy b) a republican form of government. c) a government based on unanimous consent. d) all of the above
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