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Government- 1st semester
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A change in, or addition to, a constitution or law
..., A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition
..., A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
..., An economic system based on private ownership of capital
..., A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
..., A government ruled by a king or queen
..., (n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
..., An action by the House of Representatives to accuse the president, vice president, or other civil officers of the United States of committing "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
..., A leader who has complete control of the government.
..., A group of people who have the power to make laws
..., Branch of government that enforces the laws
..., A belief that limited government insures order competitive markets and personal opportunity.
..., A term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during ratification debates in state legislatures.
..., A change in, or addition to, a constitution or law
Articles of Confederation
..., 1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
..., , To approve
Bill of Rights
..., 1st 10 Amendments
..., Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920) extended the right to vote to women in federal or state elections.
..., Ban on sale, manufacture, and transport of alcoholic beverages. Repealed by 21st amendment
..., Citizens cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude
..., Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
..., Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18
..., a person whom a member of Congress has been elected to represent
..., Another name for the Senate according to the framers
..., House of Representatives
..., A procedural practice in the Senate whereby a senator refuses to relinquish the floor and thereby delays proceedings and prevents a vote on a controversial issue.
...,, Statistical analysis of the population; Constitution requires one to take place every ten years
..., part of the 17th amendment which states that each state should have 2 senators in the House of Senate and they can be changed or re-elected every 6 years. The house of Senate is divided up in a way so that 1/3 of the house is up for re-election every 2 years. At first, it was the state legislature who elected the senators, but after reform, it changed to the people electing the senators for their state.
..., Election in which voters choose the candidates from each party who will run in the general election
..., One that allows a person to vote without going to the polls on Election Day
..., All of the people entitled to vote in a given election.
..., A geographic area that contains a specific number of voters
..., to remove an offical before the end of his or her term
was the first Republican president
was the Republican president at the time of the great Depression
was a cartoonist who created the symbol of the Republican party
..., A special tax added to imported goods to raise the price, thereby protecting American businesses and workers from foreign competition.
..., An official who is expected to represent the views of his or her constituents even when personally holding different views; one interpretation of the role of legislator.
..., a person who is chosen to be a political party's candidate for an elective office
..., A series of reforms enacted by the Franklin Roosevelt administration between 1933 and 1942 with the goal of ending the Great Depression.
..., President Johnson called his version of the Democratic reform program the Great Society. In 1965, Congress passed many Great Society measures, including Medicare, civil rights legislation, and federal aid to education.
..., An economic extension of the New Deal proposed by Harry Truman that called for higher minimum wage, housing and full employment. It led only to the Housing Act of 1949 and the Social Security Act of 1950 due to opposition in congress.
the birth of the democratic party began with the election of
..., Conservative southern Democrats who objected to President Truman's strong push for civil-rights legislation. Southern Democrats who broke from the party in 1948 over the issue of civil rights and ran a presidential ticket as the States' Rights Democrats with J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina as a canidate.
was the only president to be elected four times
..., (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
..., Ceremony in which the President takes the oath of office
..., the president's office
..., A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
..., A tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
..., A settlement in which each side gives up some of its demands in order to reach an agreement.
..., An adjective describing a legislative body composed of two chambers
..., A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution
..., To cancel an act or law
30 years old, a U.S. citizen for at least nine years, 6 year term and be a resident of the state he/she represents
House of Representative qualifications??
25 years old, a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years, 2 year term
4yr term, 35 yr age min requirement, natural born citizen only, inhabitant of us for at least 14 yrs
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