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bill

a proposed law given to the legislative for approval

congress

the national legislature of the US Congress, it is divided into two houses; the Senate and the House of Representative

Unconstitutional

not allowed by the US constitution; illegal

veto

power of the president to refuse to approve a bill passed by congress

appoint

to choose or name someone for an office or duty

budget

a plan for how to spend the nation's money. Congress must approve the budget

commander in chief

highest leader of the military forces. In the US it is the President

Impeach

to accuse a public official of committing a crime while he or she is in office

treaty

an official agreement between two or more governments or rulers

appeal

the bringing of a court case from a lower court to a higher court to be heard again

associate

to join with others as a partner, member, or friend

federal courts

the courts of the national government. They deal with problems between states, with the constitution, and with laws made by congress.

interpret

to explain the meaning of something

judicial review

the power of the courts to say that the Constitution does not allow the government to do something

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