Ch 3 definitions

Ch 3 definitions - Congress unconstitutional McCulloch v...

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Sovereignty – fundamental governmental authority Federalism – division of sovereignty between at least two different levels of government Dillon’s rule – legal doctrine that local governments are mere creatures of the state Unitary government – system under which all authority is held by a single, national government Supremacy clause – constitutional provision that says the laws of the national government “shall be the supreme Law of the Land” Judicial review – court authority to declare laws null and void on the grounds that they violate the Constitution Dual sovereignty – a theory of federalism saying that both the national and the state governments have final authority over their own policy and domains Tyranny of the majority – suppression of rights imposed by those voted into power by a majority Nullification – a doctrine that says the states have the authority to declare acts of
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Unformatted text preview: Congress unconstitutional McCulloch v. Maryland – decision of 1819 in which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the state’s power a federal government entity New deal – programs created by the Franklin Roosevelt administration that expanded the power of the federal government for the purpose of stimulating economic recovery and establishing a national safety net Commerce clause – constitutional provision that gives congress the power to regulate commerce “among the states” Necessary and proper clause – constitutional clause that gives congress the power to take all the actions that are “necessary and proper” to the carrying out of its delegated powers. Also known as the elastic clause NIMBY problem – everyone wants the problem solved, but “Not In My Back Yard”...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSCI 1450 taught by Professor Books during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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