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Judicial branch
The court system of local, state, and federal governments, responsible for interpreting the law passed by the legislative branch.
Executive branch
The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial.
Legislative branch
Is the part of the United States government that creates laws.
Individual rights
The freedom to act, work, think and behave without retribution bestowed upon members of an organization through legal regulatory and societal standards.
Popular Sovereignty
The peoples rule is the principle that the authority of a state and its governments is created and sustained by the consent of its people through preventatives.
Separation of powers
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
The federal principle or system of government.
Checks and balanced
A fundamental principle of American government, guaranteed by the constitution whereby each branch of he government has measure over other branches.
The principles of a theory of government in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and exercised by representatives they elected president.
to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from by formal procedure.
Staes rights
they are political powers reserved for the state government rather than the federal government according to the united states constitution.
a person who opposed the ratification of the constitution in 1789 and thereafter allied with Thomas Jefferson antifederalist party.
the mixed or compound mode of government combining a general government with regional government in a single political system.
reserved powers
a political power that is reserved exclusively to a political authority.
concurrent powers
powers that are shared by both states and the federal government.

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