Chapter 2 Notes - 1

Chapter 2 Notes - 1 - regulate commerce within a state as...

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Ch. 2 Federal form of government – a system of government in which the states form a union and the sovereign power is divided between the central government and the member states Checks and balances – powers of the national government are divided among three separate branches Commerce Clause – provision in the U.S. Constitution that gives Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce “Dormant” commerce clause o Supreme Court held in Gibbons v. Ogden that the national government could
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Unformatted text preview: regulate commerce within a state as long as the commerce doesnt unduably burden commerce involving more than one state The Supremacy Clause requirement of the U.S. Constitution that provides that the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the U.S. are the supreme Law of the Land Preemption a doctrine under which certain federal laws preempt, or take precedence over, conflicting state or local laws...
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