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What are categorical grants?
a) Money allocated by the president to enhance the general welfare of the national government.
b) Money borrowed from citizens to pay for the New Deal programs.
c) Money given to state governments for specific purposes.
d) Money borrowed from citizens to pay war debts.

Cooperative federalism is characterized by
a) stronger national government
b) a shift in power from the national to state governments.
c) stronger municipal governments.
d) stronger state governments

The concept that the national government is supreme in its own sphere while the states are equally supreme in theirs is known as
a) cooperative federalism
b) balanced federalism
c) national federalism
d) dual federalism

What is the New Deal?
a) Theodore Roosevelt's proposal to strengthen the state governments.
b) An expansive use of federal government authority in an attempt to end the Great Depression.
c) Franklin Roosevelt's proposal to strengthen the state governments.
d) A failed attempt to restore the doctrine of dual federalism.

The era of dual federalism ended with the
a) Civil War
b) Great Depression.
c) passage of the Fourteenth Amendment.
d) Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

What was the impact of the Sixteenth Amendment on federalism?
a) codified the doctrine of concurrent powers.
b) It codified the doctrine of dual federalism.
c) It enhanced states' rights.
d) It enabled the federal government to expand its power by giving it more money to spend.

The Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) that
a) racial segregation was constitutional.
b) separate but equal was inherently unconstitutional.
c) the states had very limited police powers under the Tenth Amendment.
d) states could not protect the general welfare of their citizens.

In which 1857 decision did the Supreme Court rule that slaves were not citizens, but property?
a) Gibbons v Ogden
b) Dred Scott v Sandford
c) Plessy v Ferguson
d) Brown v Board of Education

A law declaring an act illegal without a judicial trial is called a(n)
a) writ of mandamus.
b) ex post facto law.
c) bill of attainder.
d) habeas corpus act.

Which general policy area is mostly left up to the states?
a) Health and welfare
b) Foreign policy
c) Immigration
d) Military policy

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