POLS 1101 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Fetus, Joint Committee, Mitch Mcconnell

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Covers textbook chapters 4, 11, 13, 15 and 16. Federalism - chapter 4: federalism - two or more governments exercise power and authority over the same people and the same territory. This clause is the basis for congress"s implied powers. Congress the power to regulate commerce among the states: supreme court decision pertaining to the affordable care act (also known as obamacare) - a. 1: critics argue that preemption tactics by the federal government transform cooperative federalism into coercive federalism, congressional redistricting - the process of redrawing political boundaries to reflect changes in population. The legal relationship between state governments and local governments is best characterized as unitary in nature: home rule - the right to enact and enforce legislation locally. The heads of the 15 departments (e. g. , state, defense, justice, homeland security) form the president"s cabinet: independent agencies - executive agencies that are not part of a cabinet department (e. g. ,