Cooperative Federalism

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CHAPTER 4 Federalism Learning Objectives After reading this chapter you should be able to • Define the key terms at the end of the chapter. • Explain why the founders adopted a federal system. • Contrast the two competing views of federalism. • Explain the significance of the “elastic clause” and the “commerce clause” as they pertain to federalism. • Describe the tools used by the national government to extend its power over the states. • Distinguish between categorical grants and block grants. • Trace the shifting balance of power between national and state governments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. • Discuss the difficulties associated with reshaping the federal system. • Contrast the approaches taken by…show more content…
Two governments exercising power over the same people and the same area. e. Powers conferred to the federal overnment by the Constitution. 2. What do we call the view that the Constitution is a compact among sovereign states, so that the powers of the national government and the states are clearly differentiated? a. Federalism b. Marble cake federalism c. Confederacy d. Cooperative federalism e. Dual federalism 3. Many of the problems associated with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina dealt with sovereignty problems. Which of the following best describes sovereignty? a. Narrowly defined power and role of our government. b. Power to exercise direct authority over all governmental matters. c. Rules defining the primary jurisdiction of law enforcement. d. Rules allowing Congress to enact and enforce their own legislation. e. Rules governing the power and authority of the National Guard in emergency situations. 4. Which of the following is not one of the principles of Dual federalism? a. The claim that the national government rules by enumerated powers only. b. Recognition of the dynamic purposes of the national
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