Govt final review

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US Government Final Review Questions 1. Outline the steps needed for a case to reach the Supreme Court. Petition, discussion list, rule of 4, writ of certiorari, briefs, oral argument, conference, vote, opinion, final  decision 2. Define federalism.  System of govt. where levels of govt. are related 3. Describe the views of an anti-federalist. Strict interpretation of Constitution; limited fed. Govt. 4. What court case gave the power of judicial review? Marbury vs. Madison 5. Define popular sovereignty. Belief that govt. gets their power from the consent of the people 6. What amendment makes the Bill of Rights applicable to the states? 14 th  amendment 7. Describe the four characteristics of a state. Population, sovereignty, territory, government 8. What is the concept of limited government? How does the U.S. Constitution ensure limited government?  (there are 2 I am looking for) 9. What are the three influences for the bicameral legislature? English Parliament, Connecticut/Great Compromise, fear of overpowering govt. 10. Compare and contrast the Virginia and New Jersey plans. N.J. as a small state, proposed a unicameral legis. With one vote perstate Virginia, being a large state, proposed a Congress w/representation proportional to the state’s population 11.  Name and describe 5 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. No President, no power to tax, coin money, regulate trade
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12.   What is a permanent committee that is headed by a committee chairman? Can they be both joint and  select? Standing comm. . for specific area, which a select investigates and can also be permanent.  13.  How is the number of Electoral College votes for each state determined? By the census, population 14.  What is a strict constructionist? Conservatism in the judiciary; opposition of judicial activism 15.  Where do the implied powers come from? Necessary and proper clause, elastic clause, article I section I of Constitution
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