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Commerce Clause: Quiz


Question 1: There was widespread opposition to this ________ plan and in the end Roosevelt abandoned it.
New DealFranklin D. RooseveltJudiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937Social Security (United States)

Question 2: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 301 U.S. 1 (1937), upheld the ________, which gave the National Labor Relations Board extensive power over labor relations across the United States.
National Labor Relations ActNew DealFranklin D. RooseveltNational Industrial Recovery Act

Question 3: Chief Justice ________ ruled in Gibbons that the power to regulate interstate commerce also included the power to regulate interstate navigation: "Commerce, undoubtedly is traffic, but it is something moreā€”it is intercourse ...
Charles Evans HughesThomas JeffersonJames MadisonJohn Marshall

Question 4: Justice Rehnquist echoed this point in his opinion in ________, stating: Since (Wickard), the Court has ...
United States v. MorrisonUnited States v. LopezWilliam RehnquistSandra Day O'Connor

Question 5: As noted below, the clause is often paired with the ________, the combination used to take a broad, expansive perspective of these powers.
United States ConstitutionSecond Amendment to the United States ConstitutionTaxing and Spending ClauseNecessary and Proper Clause

Question 6: The clause states that the ________ shall have power "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes".
111th United States CongressUnited States CongressUnited States Senate110th United States Congress

Question 7: The Commerce Clause is an enumerated power listed in the ________ (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3).
Electoral College (United States)United States ConstitutionContinental AssociationUnited States Congress

Question 8: The significance of the Commerce Clause is described in the Supreme Court's opinion in ________, 545 U.S. 1 (2005):
Gonzales v. RaichJohn Paul StevensClarence ThomasUnited States v. Morrison

Question 9: These powers are critical to understanding the rights of landowners adjoining or exercising what would otherwise be riparian rights under the ________.
Reception statuteCommon lawShariaCivil law (legal system)

Question 10: Thus in ________, 469 U.S. 528 (1985), the Court stated:
Potter StewartGarcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit AuthoritySandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist


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