The National Government
Terms in this set (39)
Outlines the powers of the legislative branch
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 is a group of presidential advisers that includes the heads of the executive departments.
Checks and Balances
This is the system of overlapping powers among judicial, executive, and legislative branches to allow each branch to oversee the actions of the others.
In this role, the President acts at the head of the branch of government that is responsible for enforcing laws passed by Congress
Powers that are held by both the federal and state governments.
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)
Powers specifically given to the government by the Constitution.
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.
Ex Post Facto
This is a law that punishes someone for an act that is now illegal but was not when the person committed it. These types of laws are illegal in the United State
This is the branch of government that is responsible for carrying out the laws.
These are part of the federal bureaucracy and each is responsible for a particular area of government; the heads make up the president's Cabinet.
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)
This refers to the level of government responsible for printing money, funding the U.S. Armed Services, and much more
House of Representative
This is the lower house of Congress, where tax bills must originate, and where impeachment proceedings for Federal officials begin.
This is the branch of government that is responsible for interpreting what the law means.
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 the branch of government that creates and makes laws.
In a legislative body, this is the person who is usually the floor leader of the political party that does not have the most representation within the legislative body.
In a legislative body, this is the person who is usually the floor leader of the political party with the most representation within the legislature.
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.
This is the title of the person who is the Head of State and/or Head of Government, and is in charge of an executive branch of the government and who does not have to answer to a legislative body
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.
These are powers that are held for the states to execute, not for the federal government.
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 court has appellate jurisdiction and limited original jurisdiction; this court is the final court of appeals
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.
This is the name given to a member of a legislative body whose job is make sure his political party stays unified when debating and voting on bills.