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allegiance
loyalty
checks and balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power.
congressional
a formal meeting of government representatives who have the authority to make laws
duty
work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
elector
a citizen who has a legal right to vote
impeachment
a formal accusation of misconduct in office against a public official
Justice
fairness or Supreme Court judge
liberty
freedom of choice, freedom of people o make their own laws
poll
the counting of votes (as in an election)
president
the elected leader of the US government
revenue
government income due to taxation
succession
the action of following in order
tranquility
a state of peace and quiet
treason
betrayal of one's country
veto
a vote that blocks a decision
welfare
governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
appoint
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
article
a part of a document, such as the Constitution, that deals with a single subject
ballot
the device voters use to register a choice in an election
cabinet
a group of advisors to the president
civil
applying to ordinary citizens
electoral college
Representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect a president
jury
a group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in a court of law, under an oath
regulate
to control or direct with rules
trial
(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
vote
express a choice or opinion