what is the importance of john locke and his book second treatise of goverment
influence dec of ind and thomas jefferson
what is the social contract theory
people give up certain rights in order for protection
what is federalism
shared powers between state and national goverment
what is the purpose of the full faith and credit clause
that a law in one state is upheld in other states
what is indictment
a person must be informed of charges against them
(not miranda rights)
what is a confederal goverment
where individual states come together in a time of need
what is an autocract
goverment with complete authority
how long is a term for a senator
6 years
who is the president pro tempore
second in command of the senate takes control from vp when vp is helping executive branch
how does congress check power of the executive branch
can override a presidential veto
what is a conference committee
combination of senate and house working together
what is a jiont committee
similar to a conference committee (both parts of congress act as one)
why do so few bills actually become laws
long process, can be killed, voted by party lines
main requirements for president
35 years old natural born citizens, citizen for 14 years
what is the senates role during impeachment
to judge the trial
what is the HOR role during impeachmetn
to bring up articles of impeachment
what is the job of the national security council
help with military and foreign policy
what was the decision of marbury v madison
judicial review
what are the main points of the partiot act
control communication, tap on devices
what are political action committees
help fund political campaigns
who is the leader of the goverment of jackson county
chair of the county commissioners