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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4 S TUDY Q UESTIONS 1) What is the basic structure of the American national government? The legislative branch creates the laws; the judicial branch interprets the laws; the executive branch enforces the laws 2) What is the national governments relation to the states? The national government and the states share power; however, the supremacy clause of the Constitution establishes the laws of the federal government as the supreme law of the land\ 3) What is the police power? The broad right of state governments to regulate private activities i) What is the conflict between the states police power and the commerce clause? To prevent states from establishing laws and regulations that would interfere with trade and commerce among the states, the Constitution delegated to the national government the power to regulate interstate commerce 4) What is preemption? Preemption occurs when Congress chooses to act exclusively in an area in which the federal government and...
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