A political system or government by the people; a form of government in which decisions are made through majority votes while protecting individual rights.
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting. A form of government in which power is in the hands of representatives and leaders are elected by citizens who have the right to vote.
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states. A way of organizing a nation so that two or more levels of government have formal authority over the same land and people. It is a system of shared power between units of government.
The branch of government that makes the laws. There are two houses in it.
The branch of government that includes the president and the administrative departments; enforces the nation's laws. A word for this would be "execute". A member of this group is the President of the United States of America.
The branch of government, including the federal court system, that interprets the nation's laws.
Group of persons chosen in each state and the District of Columbia every four years who make a formal selection of the president and vice president.
Power of the Supreme Court to decide whether the acts of a President or laws passed by Congress are constitutional
Presidential advisory body, traditionally made up of the heads of the executive departments and other officers. A group of advisers to the president that includes the heads of 15 top-level executive departments.
The process that allows Congress to accuse the President or Federal judge of a crime and conduct a trial.
The constitutional power of the president to send a bill back to Congress with reasons for rejecting it.
Changes that have been approved and made part of the Constitution. The Constitution can be changed when a proposal is approved by 2/3 of the members of Congress & 3/4 of the state legislatures.
Enumerated or Delegated Powers
Powers specifically given to Congress in the Constitution; including the power to coin money, and declare war.
Powers that the Constitution gives to both the national and state governments, such as the power to levy taxes and eminent domain.
Powers belonging specifically to the states and the people because they were not delegated to the national government nor denied to the states. Examples include the right to establish an educational system, create marriage laws, and establish election procedures.
The decision at the Constitutional Convention on how to count slaves for the purpose of deciding the population and determining how many seats each state would have in Congress.
The introductory statement of the U.S. Constitution, setting forth the purpose of American government and beginning with the words, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union. ..."
The meeting of state delegates in 1787 in Philadelphia called to revise the Articles of Confederation. It instead designed a new plan of government, the US Constitution.
Attendees of Constitutional Convention
Lawyers, Merchants, Large Landowning Farmers. Rich, educated, white, males.
natural born citizen 35 years old, 14 year U.S. resident
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