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AP. Gov Unit 3 Vocab

TermDefinition
Unitary System A sovereign state in which the central government has complete power
Confederation An organization of states that are part of a group, but delegate all major powers to the states
Expressed/Enumerated Powers Powers that are expressly written in the Constitution
Necessary and Proper/Elastic Clause Constitutional clause that allows the federal government to add new laws
Implied Powers Powers that the government has that are not written in the Constitution
Inherent Powers Powers that the federal government has to handle all military and foreign policy affairs
Commerce Clause Gives Congress the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations
Full Faith and Credit Clause States must respect other states laws even if they are contradictory
Extradition When a fugitive is sent home to await trial
Interstate Compact Agreements between states that must be approved by the federal government
Supremacy Clause Establishes the federal government as supreme to the states
Pre-emption When the United States Government intervenes to makes sure a state or local area is following federal law
Centralist People who favor national action over action at the state, tend to be Liberal Democrats
Decentralist People who favor state or local action rather than national action, tend to be Conservative Republicans or Liberitarians
Created by: rsellers2513