They vested all meaningful power in the states.
They represented a “league of friendship” among the states.
They provided for no judiciary.
They gave the president too much power.
They provided for a unicameral national legislature.
Each state had only one vote in Congress.
Most authority rested with the United States Congress rather than the state governments
The Congress had only one house.
There was no president.
All of these are false.
That a gradual end to slavery must be worked out by Congress and the states within ten years
That slavery would be banned beginning in 1800
A boundary, known as the Mason-Dixon line, south of which slavery would be legal.
Nothing; it was too controversial a subject, and the delegates could not agree on anything regarding it.
That slaves would count as three-fifths of a person for counting the nation’s population and determining seats in the House.
Resolved the impasse between those who favored the New Jersey Plan and those who preferred the Virginia Plan.
Added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution in order to lessen concerns about too much power for the new government.
Settled the dispute about whether slavery should be permitted in the final Constitution.
Threw out the idea of having a monarch in the United States, opting instead for an indirectly elected president.
Involved their own states.
Required that all free, adult males with property worth at least $50 be allowed to vote.
Decided to leave it up to the individual states to determine voter qualifications in their own states.
Finally granted women the right to vote.
Included a requirement that all free, adult males be allowed to vote.
Provided that free men and women over the age of 20 be allowed to vote.
The ability to levy taxes
The ability to pay debts
The ability to force states to abolish slavery
The ability to borrow money
The ability to regulate interstate and intrastate foreign commerce
Federal Reserve Board
Needed the approval of nine states.
Needed the approval of a majority of the people.
Occurred when it was approved by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Needed the approval of all the states.
Was by a two-thirds vote of the Continental Congress
The House of Representatives
None of the above; they all have a formal role in amending the Constitution.
Marbury v. Madison
McCulloch v. Maryland
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
U.S. v. Lopez
Dred Scott v. Sandford
An inability of groups to get their grievances heard.
Gridlock and inadequate policy.
Tyranny of the majority
Streamlined but hasty government decision making
Heart of fiscal federalism
Privileges and immunities
Reserved for the states
Stated in the Constitution
Implied in the Constitution
Involving money matters
Granted specifically to the president
Permits states to disregard same-sex marriages or civil unions of same-sex partners issued in other states
Prohibits states from issuing same-sex marriages or civil unions to same-sex partners.
Requires states to issue same-sex marriages and civil unions to same-sex partners.
Requires states to recognize same-sex marriage or civil unions issued in other states for same-sex partners.
Requires states to provide the same rights to same-sex couples that they provide to heterosexual couples.
The national government and the state governments share powers and policy assignments.
The national government and the state governments have clearly defined, distinct powers and policy assignments.
The national government reigns supreme over the state governments.
The state governments reign supreme over the national government
None of the above is true.
Transferring responsibility for policies from the state governments to the national government.
Transferring responsibility for policies from the national government to state governments.
Returning to the politics of nineteenth-century federalism.
Unwinding federalism and moving toward a unitary system.
A movement among liberal activist judges to expand Congress’ interstate commerce power.