The Constitution

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17 terms · Chapter 8 Vocabulary

preamble

The introduction to The Constitution

domestic tranquility

maintaining peace within the nation

popular sovereignty

political theory that government is subject to the will of the people

republicanism

the belief that a republic, or representative form or government, was the best form of government

federalism

the sharing of power between the federal government and the state governments

enumerated powers

powers belonging only to the federal as outlined by the constitution

reserved powers

powers retained by the states

concurrent powers

powers shared by the state and federal governments

amendment

an addition to a formal document such as The Constitution

implied powers

powers not specifically mentioned in The Constitution

judicial review

the right of the supreme court to determine is a law violates The Constitution

appropriate

to set something aside for a particular purpose, usually money

impeach

to formally charge a public official with misconduct in office

constituents

people that members of congress represent

due process of law

idea that the government must follow procedures established by law ad guaranteed by The Constitution

naturalization

the process of granting full citizenship to a foreigner

citizen

a person who owes loyalty to and is entitled to the protection of a state or nation

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