Ex Posto Law
a law that declares criminal act that was not illegal when it was commited, increases the punishment for the crime after it was commited, or alters the rules of evidence in the particuler crime.
Separation Of Powers
A system of government in which each branch has certain duties which would prevent each branch from gaining too much power.
Example of Separation of Powers
If The House and Senate pass a law, the President signs it, but the Supreme Court decides it is unconstitutional, they can strike down the law.
The President nominates Judges for the Supreme Court, the US Senate must approve the Judge nominated before he can serve.
How the Constitution is Amended
You need to get 2/3rds of both houses of congress and 3/4 of the states (either legislatures or a vote in the states) to amend the constitution.
How is the Constitution a Living Document
The constitution can be changed as of today. It could still to this day have new amendments and rights that could be given or even taken away. This is what makes it a living document.
The Federal Shutdown
a situation in which Congress fails to pass authorization for sufficient funds for government operations
Citizens who were in favor of ratifying the Constitution, they wanted a strong national government
is an appeal to the subject to follow the crowd, to join in because others are doing so as well.
presenting information that is positive to an idea or proposal and omitting information contrary to it.
Testimonials are quotations or endorsements, in or out of context, which attempt to connect a famous or respectable person with a product or item.
The Great Compromise
(also called the Connecticut Compromise) called for one house in which each state would have an equal vote (The Senate) and a second house (The House of Representatives) in which representation would be based on population.