February 26, 2017

Homework Help: NATIONAL Goverment

Posted by karen on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:15pm.


A federal system differs from a unitary system in that: ANSWER: (A)
power is concentrated in one central government.
sub-governments delegate power to the central authority .
power is distributed between the central government and other governmental units.
the central government has limited functions.

2. In Ronald Reagan’s version of new federalism, the goal was to return power back to the states through: ANSWER: (A)

@The answer can be found in “New Federalism II, 1982-Present.”
deep cuts in federal spending.
the Great Swap.
orders to the states to take more responsibility.
the elimination of social programs.

3. John C. Calhoun proposed the following to assert states’ right: ANSWER: (A)
secession from the union.
the right of the states to take up arms against the national government.
the right of states to tax the national government.
nullification and interposition.

4. In federalism, the national government ANSWER: (B)
is subordinate to the states.
shares power and authority with the states.
can force the states to do what it wants.
can choose the states’ governing officials.

5. Despite the greater federal authority in the federal relationship, federalism is still important for all the following reasons except that ANSWER; (D)
it provides the best means of developing a vast country because it allows for experimentation.
it may stimulate the interest of the people in the affairs of their neighborhood.
it relieves the national legislature of functions and responsibilities that may prove too burdensome.
it allows the national government to subordinate the states to its will.

6. The Senate filibuster is a procedure that allows for ANSWER: (B)
the Senate to never get anything done.
individual senators to extend debate indefinitely
the Senate to go on permanent recess.
greater efficiency in the performance of Senate duties.

7. Power in Congress resides in ANSWER: (C)
committee chairmanships only.
party leadership only.
party leadership and committee chairmanships.
being media and socially savvy.

8. The nature of campaign finance tends to favor incumbency because ANSWER: (A)
members of Congress can use unlimited amounts of money from the U.S. Treasury for their campaigns.
political action committees prefer to give to members who support their interests.
members need to raise huge sums of money in order to get re-elected.
political Action Committees prefer to give to those who are new to politics.

9. Edmund Burke formulated the trustee model because, as a traditional conservative, ANSWER: (D)
he believed in the democratic process.
he believed that representatives were always right.
he was an aristocrat at heart.
he did not trust the masses.

10. According to the trustee model of representation, members of Congress
live by public opinion polls.
do what they think is right and vote their conscience.
do as their constituents instruct them.
obey the dictates of the White House.

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