gives the Supreme Court the ultimate decision is whether laws passed by Congress are constitutional or not. (decided on in the court case of Marybury vs. Madison)
Marbury vs. Madison
Supreme court case that gave the court the power of judicial review
"Power to the people"; people get to decide how their government should be run
sharing power between national (federal) and state government
freedom of businesses to compete in a market for a profit with little government involvement.
a nation where voters choose representatives to govern; our type of government
Checks and Balances
a system used to limit the power of and control each branch of the government. Each branch can keep an "eye" on the other branches.
approve by vote
Separation of Powers
each branch of the federal government has its own powers; limits the powers of each branch.
voters can elect representatives to make and vote on laws for them
government that is run for the people by the people; they have supreme power
Branch of government that interprets the laws; led by the Supreme Court
Branch of government that makes the laws; divided into two houses: The House of Representatives and The Senate
Branch of government that carries our or enforces the laws; led by the President and Vice President