Any change to the constitution
A bill that gives a certain amount of money to government programs to spend
This part of the constitution explains how the government works
a legislatuer that has two or more houses or parts
idea that allows people to own businesses and property
Community member that owes their loyalty to the government
The study of the rights and duties of all citizens
Freedom to think and axct how you want without government interference
Small group of people within a larger group that has a specific purpose
An opinion written by a justice in the majority but for diffrent reasons
A written plan for government
False speech that damages a person's reputation
A government in which the people rule
An opinion written by a justice disagreeing with the majority
Organized system used to manage a country's resources and productivity
A person appointed to vote in the Electoral college.
Authority of only federal courts to hear and decide certain cases
powers in the constitution used only by the national government
Includes cabinet departments, independent agencies and their workers
Government system where power is shared between tha national and state levels
The act of talking a bill to death
Businesses can compete with others for profit without government interference
an election in whichvoters choose people for various offices
The ruling authority of a comunity
Accusing a government official of misconduct
Power to say wether laws or actions are constitutional
A law-making group of people
Getting more that half of the votes available
A legal process needed to follow in order to obtain citizenship
Authority of a court to hear a case for the first time
Legally releasing a person from their punishment by the president
A person hired by the president to a federal position
Voters with common beliefs who wans to control the government
This part of the constitution explains the purpose of the constitution
An election where voters choose candidates to run for presidency
The censorship of information before it has been published or broadcasted
Ideas or attitudes that people hold about an issue
The redistribution of representatives amongst the states following a census
To send a case back to a lower court to be tried again
The postponment of a persons' punishment by the president
powers kept for the state to use
the fundimental economic problems
Urging resistance to or promoting the overthrow of the government
An agreement made between governments of two or mre countries
Whoever gets the most popular votes gets all the electoral votes from a state
the act of refusing to sign a bill
The right to choose candidates to run for president.
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