social studies civics in action
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(n.) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
A belief that ultimate power resides in the people.
Powers given to the state government alone
A change to the Constitution
Allows the court to determine the constitutionality of laws
To accuse government officials of misconduct in office
Due process of law
denies the government the right, without due process, to deprive people of life, liberty, and property
A legal process to obtain citizenship
Peace at home
Powers given to the national government alone
Powers held jointly by the national and state governments.
Powers not specifically mentioned in the constitution
Set aside or authorize (such as money) for a particular purpose; take for one's own use
The residents of a congressional district or state.
Someone who is legally considered to be a member of a country.