The National Government
Terms in this set (22)
This portion of the Constitution outlines the powers of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government.
This article of the Constitution deals with the Executive Branch, including Presidential qualifications and impeachment proceedings.
This portion of the U.S. Constitution deals exclusively with the establishment and powers of the Judicial Branch of government.
This is the practice of having two chambers in a legislature or a parliament.
This is name for a piece of legislation that is being considered and debated before a legislative body
This only forms when the Senate and House of Representatives pass different versions of the same bill; members of both houses meet to work out the differences.
This is the term used to generally describe the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government (House of Representatives AND Senate).
This is a policy that the government's actions towards its citizens must follow established rules and procedures.
This is a statement in the U.S. Constitution granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers.
These are powers given to the federal government by the terms of the U.S. Constitution.
This is an edict from a President (or Governor) that has the force of law without having to be passed or approved by Congress (or a state legislature).
House of Representatives
This is the lower house of Congress, where tax bills must originate, and where impeachment proceedings for Federal officials begin.
This is the power of a court to review a law or an official act of a government employee or agent for constitutionality or for the violation of basic principles of justice.
This is a way the President can kill a bill by not signing it for ten days; if Congress is not in session at the end of the ten days, the bill dies.
President Pro Tempore
This is the presiding officer of the Senate who is from the majority party and who serves as the leader when the Vice-President of the United States is absent.
This is the upper house of Congress, where treaties and appointments are approved, and where impeachment trials are held.
Separation of Powers
This is the Constitutional principle that the law making, executive, and judicial powers be held by different groups and people.
Speaker of the House
This is the presiding officer of the House of Representatives and is chosen from the majority party in the House.
This is a type of committee that is found in both houses of Congress and are permanent panels in every session.
The part of Article VI, Clause 2 establishes the Constitution as the "Supreme Law of the Land."
This is the term given to a law that a judicial body overturns because it violates basic or specific rules of the government.
This is the power of the executive to prevent a bill from passing.