What You Need to Know:
Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.3.4
Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments.
Students will define the system of federalism. Read more!
Students will analyze how federalism limits government power. Read more!
Students will compare concurrent powers, enumerated powers, reserved powers, and delegated powers as they relate to state and federal government. Read more!
Students will analyze the issues related to the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Read more!
Example One (Low Complexity)
Which is delegated to the national government?
A. conducting elections
B. establishing courts
C. coining money
D. taxing citizens
Example Two (Moderate Complexity)
Which statement describes a similarity between the state and the federal governments under the U.S. Constitution?
A. Both levels of government allow for the election of judges.
B. Both levels of government have the power to ratify treaties.
C. Both levels of government allow for the collection of taxes.
D. Both levels of government have the power to appoint ambassadors.
Example Three (High Complexity)
The map below describes the number of people on death row in the United States as of 2012.
What constitutional relationship does the map illustrate?
A. enumerated powers
B. concurrent powers
C. delegated powers
D. reserved powers
C.3.4 - Vocabulary