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Machine GOV Final
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the basic framework of our government
Suffrage, 19th amendment
Womens right to vote
Miranda rights, 4th, 5th, 6th amendment, Due Process
Requires law enforcement to follow certain procedures. Suspects get rights that cannot be suspended.
Father of our constitution
FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
Regulates the media: content and language.
Grants freedom from punishment
Concurrent powers, federalism
Shared powers between National and States.
Will of the people
Rule by a few
The government uses powers because it is the government.
Lying under oath.
1st Self-governing document.
Congress: House of Reps and Senate.
State of the Union
President addresses Congress with goals and expectations for the coming year.
Someone in office running for re-election.
Presidential Succession- V.P. becomes president, then Speaker of the House.
Introduction of the Constitution.
Freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, overthrow the government.
"The only thing to fear is fear itself."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Suspects are guaranteed reasonable bail and a fair and speedy trial.
Elections for voters to select a candidate from a political party.
Balance between State and National responsibilities.
Rule by the people.
Let the decision stand
The President can refuse to spend money Congress has authorized.
Checks and balances
Ensures no one branch of government gets too powerful.
Redrawing district lines after reapportionment.
President does not need to testify.
Powers that are not directly stated in the constitution.
Rule by one; i.e. Monarchy.
Will not be prosecuted for testimony against someone else.
Obstruction of justice.
Patriot Act, Habeus Corpus, Alien & Sedition Act
Government can suspend an individuals rights for National Security.
Powers that states have exclusively.
Manipulating district lines to gain a political advantage.
To delay or block a bill.
Necessary & Proper
Government powers needed to effectively run the country.
President can block.
Granted citizenship to African Americans.
ALL citizens have the right to vote.
The court can issue this that requires a person to be in court on a certain date at a certain time.
V.P., Swing Vote
A deciding vote to break a tie.
How many years can a president serve?
To delay a bill from becoming a law.
Believed in a STRONG national government.
Guilty or not guilty.
Winner takes all.
Political Party announces its candidate for president.
To ability to declare a law unconstitutional.
"Let it be"- the government should not interfere with business.
A model for future cases.
The ability to hear a court case for the 1st time.
Anti-federalists, Thomas Jefferson, Bill of Rights
Believed in States Rights and wanted to protect individuals personal rights.
Part of a political party breaks away because of a disagreement.
Hears information and decides whether there is enough evidence to issue an indictment.
Assist Majority/Minority leaders.
Temporarily suspend punishment.
1st to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Changes or additions to the constitution.
People with common interests join to influence government and society.
A formal accusation against.
President can refuse to testify.
Created the notion of checks and balances.
Government can take public land or resources and use it for the good of society.
Presidential Succession- if something happens to the President, the VP becomes President.
Has the weight of a treaty, but does need Congressional Approval.
People elect officials who then represent them to vote on different initiatives.
Necessary & Proper Clause
President acts in the "Immediate Needs of the Nation"
People afforded certain rights that cannot be taken away by law enforcement.
Ability to hear a court case for the 1st time.
The President can sign that has the force of a law.
War Powers Act
Allows the president to deploy troops without congressional support.
Powers written directly in the constitution.
Allows citizens to vote on state laws.
Required at some point in law if you have a drivers license or are registered to vote.
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