Quiz #1 – Tx Constitution/Federalism
C) checks and balances.
D) separation of powers.
A) The U.S. Constitution contains no checks and balances.
B) Civil Rights are not found in state constitutions
C) State constitutions are subordinate to the U.S. Constitution
D) Most state constitutions create confederated forms of government
A) It attempted to restrict the spread of slavery
B) It established Catholicism as an official religion
C) It established a bicameral legislature
D) It divided the state into three separate districts
A) 1836; 1845
B) 1827; 1869
D) 1844; 1845
A) Limited powers
B) Strong popular control of government
C) Promoted slavery
D) Restrained spending
A) a tightly argued, brief document of general principles
B) an economic treatise disguised as a blueprint for government
C) difficult to amend, compared to the U.S. Constitution
D) a long, complex, and detailed document
A) The governor of Texas is paid more the the U.S. President
B) The governor has term limits, while the U.S. President does not
C) in Texas, the executive department is made up of several elected offices, instead of just one
D) The chief executive in Texas does not have the power to check the legislature with a veto, as the U.S. President can
The state of Texas has had three constitutions in the course of its history
Controversy about admitting a new slave state held up the annexation of Texas into the United States for nine years
A) the Seventeenth Amendment.
B) the Tenth Amendment.
C) the New Deal.
D) the Sixteenth Amendment.
E) coercive federalism.
– the Treaty of Versailles.
– the consent of the people.
– the Declaration of Independence.
– block grants.
– the Divine Right of Kings.
– rather than being held exclusively or primarily by one body, governing authority is divided at different levels among several bodies.
– the federal government wields ultimate authority in all matters.
– state governments can nullify the exercise of unpopular federal laws within their own states’ boundaries.
– state governments exist primarily to enact laws established by the national government.
– the federal government cannot pass any laws without the explicit consent of the majority of state governments.
– the Tenth Amendment
– the Seventeenth Amendment
– the Nineteenth Amendment
– the Sixteenth Amendment
– the Ninth Amendment
can be claimed by the national government as necessary.
belong exclusively to the people.
belong exclusively to the states.
are denied to both the national government and the states.
belong to either the people or the state.
Congress had improperly used the interstate commerce clause.
Congress had no authority to regulate commerce.
not only could Congress regulate interstate commerce but it could regulate anything that affected prices and market conditions.
Roscoe Filburn was right and he was to be paid $117.11 by the federal government.
the New Deal was not subject to any constitutional limitations.
in a conflict between federal and state laws, the former will override the latter.
in the federal system established by the Constitution, the true source of sovereignty is in the people.
federal laws will be supreme in the national sphere and state laws will be supreme in local affairs.
as a sovereign institution, the only limits that the federal government need obey are ones that it establishes for itself.
despite temporarily sacrificing certain powers to the federal government, the state governments remain sovereign entities.