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Chapter 9 Vocabulary: The Constitution

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the belief that government is subject to the will of the people
Popular Sovereignty
a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives, according to a plan of government
Constitutional Republic
government with limited powers strictly defined by law
Limited Government
a power specifically given to Congress in the Constitution
Enumerated Power
a power belonging only to the states
Reserved Power
a power shared by the states and federal government
Concurrent Power
a principle by which powers are divided among different branches of government to make sure no one branch has too much power
Separation of Powers
constitutional principle that recognizes people's fundamental rights
Individual Rights
power not enumerated in the Constitution but suggested by its meaning
Implied Power
power of the court to judge whether or not actions of other branches are constitutional
Judicial Review
the legal rules and procedures the government must observe before depriving a person of life, liberty, or property
Due Process
the equal application of the law regardless of a person's race, religion, political beliefs, or other qualities
Equal Protection
the process of becoming a citizen of another county
Naturalization