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  1. Constitution Unit Review

  2. What does ratify mean? Officially approve

  3. If a state passes a law and the Supreme Court says it is unconstitutional, this is an example of which of the Constitution’s 6 main principles? • Judicial Review

  4. What court case establishes judicial review? • Marbury v Madison

  5. What document frees the American colonies from Great Britain / England? • Declaration of Independence

  6. Besides being unable to tax, what else was wrong with the American government under the Articles of Confederation? • No president, national court • Couldn’t regulate trade OR currency ($$)

  7. Define federalism. • Division/sharing of power/sovereignty between federal/national & state/local governments

  8. Which group opposed the ratification of the Constitution? • Antifederalists

  9. What did the Federalists have to promise in order to get the Constitution ratified? • Bill of Rights

  10. In which section of Congress does each state send representatives based on their population? • House of Representatives

  11. Which court case strengthens Congress ability to regulate interstate commerce? • Gibbons v Ogden

  12. If the president vetoes a bill passed by Congress, which of the 6 main principles of the Constitution is being used? • Checks and balances

  13. Which amendment reserves powers to the states? • 10

  14. Give one example of how the Constitution tried to make compromises that would benefit various groups within the country. • Great Compromise: made large & small states happy by offering a bicameral Congress where in the upper house, Senate, each states sends 2 rep’s and in the lower house, HR, it is based on pop. • 3/5 Compromise: make North/South states happy • Slave Trade & Commerce Compromise

  15. Which type of grant-in-aid do states like the least & why? • Categorical – no flexibility in how they spend the $$$

  16. Which expressed power of Congress has been used to imply their right to regulate the environment, discrimination & drugs? • Interstate commerce OR commerce clause