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Branch of government that makes the laws.
Branch of government that enforces the laws. The President is the head of the Executive branch.
Branch of government that interprets the laws.
A settlement in which each side gives up part of what it wants.
A system in which people elect representatives to pass their laws.
The buying and selling of goods; trade
To accuse a federal official of wrongdoing.
National government; government that conducts the business of the nation.
Government that conducts the business of the state.
The Legislative branch of the government. Both the House of representatives and the Senate make up the Congress.
Upper house of Congress. Each state has an equal number of Senators (2).
House of Representatives
Lower house of Congress. The number of Representatives from each state is determined by the population of the state.
Highest official of the Executive branch; the President.
Judges of the Supreme Court.
Highest official of the Supreme Court.
The Judicial branch of the government.
A set period of time; the period (length of time) for holding office.
Selected people from each state who choose the President.
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