L5 Fall '16 Vocab: Unit 2 (NKO)
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a type of government where people can speak and vote freely about what the government should do
People in a/an ~ choose the government they want by voting.
the things we can do by law
People living in democracies usually enjoy more ~ and freedoms.
a group of people who share ideas about how government should work
Before becoming president, Tsai Ying-wen was the leader of her ~ , the DPP.
a group of people in charge of a city, state, or country
It's the ~ 's job to make sure the country runs smoothly.
a written draft for a new law
Congress usually writes ~ -s, and the president signs them into law.
a group of people who are elected from each state and whose job is to propose and pass laws
Members of ~ must be re-elected every two or four years.
when a person (e.g., the president) says no to an idea or bill
The bill didn't pass because the president ~ -ed it.
to stand up for the rights and interests of others
I hope the person I voted for ~ -s me.
the part of the government that is responsible for enforcing laws and protecting the country
The president is part of the ~.
the part of the government that decides if laws are fair
If there is an argument about a law, the ~ will hear it.
the part of the government that writes and passes new laws
Members of the ~ serve people from all over the country.
checks and balances
a system where each branch of government has the same amount of power as the others
checks and balances
A system of ~ helps keep the government honest.
to work together with someone
If you ~ with your teammates, you might win.
the highest court in a country
The ~ of Taiwan has five judges.
to decide what something means
If a law is unclear, a judge may have to ~ it.
fair treatment under the law
Batman always fights for ~.
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