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Civics test


Elastic Clause Congress gets its power to make laws based on what is necessary and proper
Strong Centralized Government A government where power of executive and legislative branches are centralized at a higher level instead of distributed to various lower governments.
Executive Order An order or a rule that is sent by the president to a branch of government and forces the law
Equal Protection Clause The government can not deny people equal protection of the laws. They must treat everybody equally.
Implied Powers Powers given to the government that are not directly stated in the constitution.
Concurrent Powers Powers that are shared between the federal and state governments, including, tax power, building roads and creating lower courts.
Federalism The delicate balance of freedom
Selective Incorporation A belief explaining that the federal government can prevent states from making a law if the law violates basic constitutional rights.
Expressed Powers Powers directly stated in the Constitution. Including, the power to declare war, maintain armed forces and regulate commerce.
Necessary and Proper Clause “All laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution” are given to the congress.
Scott v. Sandford (1865) primary issue African Americans being citizens of the United States
Roe v. Wade (1973) primary issue Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction
Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (2014) primary issue Both race & gender considered for jobs and college admissions
D.C v. Heller (2008) primary issue A ban on handguns being unconstitutional
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