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Soc Studz vocab
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Rule of Law
Rules are fair, enforced + nobody is above the law.
Consent of the Goverened
Citizens give permission to be governed.
"Without". Absence of government.
"Few". Government ruled by a few people.
"People". Government by the people.
"Self". Government where one person has unlimited power.
Government where all citizens participate in the government.
"The people's affair". Government where the people elect representatives to be leaders.
"God". Government ruled by god or deity; often religious leaders hold power.
"One" or "Alone". Government where a king or queen hold supreme power.
Checks + Balances
System where each branch of government can check or control the powers of the other two.
- Practiced in U.S. by voting.
One of the principles of the Constitution. Prevents the abuse of power.
The division of power between the state + central government.
"Best". Government ruled by an upper class.
Government ruled by the wealthy.
Clause in the Constitution that says federal laws are superior to state laws.
"Mother". Government ruled by mother of eldest female(s).
"Father". Government ruled by father or eldest male(s).
Powers shared by states + federal government.
Powers stated in the Constitution that belong to federal government.
Rights of the Minority
Protects rights of small or unpopular groups.
Separation of Powers
The division of power between 3 branches of government.
No one has power to do this.
Powers not stated in the Constitution but are implied that Congress has them. They have power that is "necessary and proper" to carry out power.
Powers reserved for state + local government.
The "necessary and proper" clause in the Constitution.
Type of government where the central government has all the power.
Type of government where central government gets its power from the states.
Type of government where states and central government share power.
Framework or rulebook for a country's government
Of the people as a whole.
Supreme + independent power or authority in government.
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