American Government

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

According to the 10th amendment which powers to the state have? (2 answers)

a. The powers not delegated to the United States***
b. The powers set out in the constitution
c. The powers not prohibited by the constitution to the states***
d. The powers that the people want

2. Why did John C. Calhoun believe that nullification of federal law should be a power held by state?

a. Because this Constitution does not expressly give Congress the right to control states***
b. Because he wanted the Civil War and was willing to push until it happened
c. Because he was against states rights in all forms
d. Because the Constitution clearly stated that nullification was justified

3. What did the Supreme Court decide about the powers of state law versus federal law in Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)?

a. States do not have the right to interfere in private transportation disputes
b. If federal courts do not allow ships to operate in coastal waters, states must grant that right
c. Congress can regulate any business that involves people in only one state***
d. When a state law conflicts with a federal law, the federal law must prevail

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  1. 1 is correct.

    You'll need to go back into your text (and maybe www.google.com) to check on 2 and 3.

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  2. I agree with your answer to #2 (and #1), not with your answer to #3.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbons_v._Ogden

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  3. 3 is D, all others are correct :)

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