GED Social Studies : Powers of State Governments

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Example Questions

Example Question #73 : Content Areas

Powers of the Federal government include all of the following EXCEPT __________

Possible Answers:

declare war.

coin money.

marriage laws.

maintain the armed forces.

regulate interstate commerce.

Correct answer:

marriage laws.

Explanation:

Powers of the Federal government include regulating interstate commerce, maintaining the armed forces, coining and regulating money, declaring war, and collecting taxes. Of these answer choices only deciding marriage laws are not powers of the Federal government. States may set their own laws regarding who can and cannot marry, a contributing factor to the present-day debates over whether same-sex couples may marry.

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