The right of the people to rebel
The existence of slavery
The scope of power of the central government
The need to establish a standard currency
The representation of large and small states
Checks and balances
The Bill of Rights
Separation of powers
According to the Constitution, only two major political parties may exist at any time.
The Constitution requires political parties to be restricted by both federal and state law.
The Constitution indicates that political party leaders at the national level be elected by political party leaders at the state level.
The Constitution specifies that political party leaders must be native-born United States citizens.
The issue of political parties is not addressed in the Constitution.
Recognition of the centrality of political parties in government
Direct election of members of the executive branch
An executive branch that is more powerful than the legislature
Emphasis on a unitary system of government
Division of government authority across political institutions
Civil rights agencies
United States Supreme Court
House of Representatives
Different levels of government are involved in common policy areas.
Government must have cooperation from the people in order to make legislative decisions.
Local levels of government can make decisions on issues more efficiently than state and national governments can.
The federal government must make regulations that can be applied across every state in the same way.
Business and government can work together to more effectively accomplish shared goals.
Money given to states for special education programs
Money given to individuals in the form of tax rebates
Money given to states unconditionally
Money given to states to spend at their discretion on transportation
Money given directly to private business for economic development
A White House budget resolution
The Congressional Budget office
The United States Senate
The United States House of Representatives
The Office of Management and Budget
Restricts the ability of Congress to tax.
Restricts the ability of Congress to establish an army or navy.
Establishes a unitary form of government.
Emphasizes state sovereignty over national sovereignty.
Emphasizes both national sovereignty and federalism.
A requirement that states lower their legal drinking age to eighteen as a condition of receiving funds through federal highway grant programs
Media criticism of public officials during an election campaign period
The Supreme Court's ability to overturn a lower court decision
The requirement that presidential appointments to the Supreme Court be approved by the Senate
The election of the President by the electoral college rather than by direct election