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100

There are different ways to propose a change to a state constitution. Circle all that apply:

  1. Proposal by Convention

  2. Proposal by Legislation

  3. Proposal by Initiative

  4. Proposal by Regulation



  • Proposal by Convention

  • Proposal by Legislation

  • Proposal by Initiative

100

In every state, the executive branch is headed by a _______________________.

Governor

100

True or False. The Constitution doesn't say anything about local governments. 

True

100

All of the following are qualifications of state governor except:

  1. Typically must be American citizens, 25 or 30 years of age

  2. Elected by electoral college

  3. Live in the state for at least 5 years

  4. Most serve 4-year terms, with a 2-term limit



Elected by electoral college

100

After WW1, the ______________________ brought many African Americans to cities for jobs



Great Migration

200

Type of government where the central government has all the power.

Unitary

200

This amendment to the Constitution says that all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people. 

10th. 

200

All of the following are powers of the state legislature except:

  1. Create laws

  2. Initiates tax legislation

  3. Approves state budget

  4. Rule laws unconstitutional



Rules laws unconstitutional

200

True or False. The states in the U.S. are individual countries.

False

200

Laws at a lower level of government are always superior to laws at a higher level.

False

300

All of the following are true of the first state constitutions EXCEPT

  1. Discouraged property owners from being involved in government

  2. Proclaimed principles of popular sovereignty, limited government, and checks & balances

  3. Modeled after colonial charters

  4. Had rigid qualifications for voting and officeholding



Discouraged property owners from being involved in government

300

Division of power between a central government and state governments is called

federalism

300

 State judicial branches are usually led by the state ______________________, which hears appeals from lower-level state courts.

Supreme Court

300

 All of the following are  common responsibilities of counties EXCEPT:

  1. keeping the peace and maintaining jails and correctional facilities

  2. assessing property taxes

  3. building & repairing roads, bridges, drains, and other public works

  4. maintaining residential landscaping



maintaining residential landscaping

300

________________  is the practice of dividing a city into districts and regulating property uses

Zoning

400

True or False. States do not have their own Constitutions or laws.

False.

400

A _____________________  is a process by which a legislative measure is decided upon by the State‚Äôs voters.

Referendum

400

Powers that are not actually stated in the Constitution are called

Implied

400

True or False. "Concurrent" powers are the powers that only states have.

False

400

The three branches of state government.

Legislative, Judicial and Executive

500

True or False. Legislatures can pass any law that does not conflict with federal law or the State Constitution. 

True.

500

The federal government can influences states by attaching rules to federal money.

True

500

Oversights of all of the following fall under state and local government activities EXCEPT: 

  1. Police Department

  2. Naturalization

  3. Schools

  4. Libraries



Naturalization

500

The clause in the constitution that stated any federal laws passed by the congress are superior to state laws.

Supremacy clause

500

The three uses are generally ___________________, commercial, and industrial



Residential