Government Chapter 3 Vocab

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block grants
federal grants that allow states considerable leeway or discretiion in how the funds should...
categorical grants
congressional grants given to states and localities on the condition that expenditures he limited...
commerce clause
article 1 section 8, of the consitituion, which delegates to Congress the power "to regulate...
concurrent powers
powers excercised by both the federal and the state governments
cooperative federalism
federalism existing since the New Deal era i which grants in aid have been used strategically...
devolution
a policy to remove a program from one level of government by delegating it or passing it down...
dual federalism
the system of government that prevailed in the us from 1789 to 1930 in which the powers of...
full faith and credit clause
provision from Article IV, section 1 of the constitution requiring that the states normallly...
grants-in-aid
programs through which congress provides money to state and local governments on the condition...
home rule
power delegated by the state to a local unit of government to manage its own affairs
implied powers
power derived from the necessary and proper clause of article 1  section 8 of the constituion....
necessary and proper clause
it provides Congress with the authority to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out...
police power
power reserved to the government to regulate the health, safety and morals of its citizens
Preemption
the principle that allows the national government to override state or local actions in certain...
Privileges and immunities clause
Provision from Article VI section 2 from the constitituion, that citizens of one state should...
reserved power
the tenth amendment to the constitution that aims to reserve powers to the states
revenue sharing
the process by which the national government provides money to local governments and counties...
states rights
the principle thast the states should oppose the increasing authority of the national government....
unfunded mandates
regulations or conditions for receiving grants that impose costs on state and local goverments...
unitary system
a governing system that gives most power to the federal or national government


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