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This system of government divides the power between a strong central government and several states is called what?
What does checks and balances mean?
System of overlapping powers to prevent one branch of gov. from becoming too powerful
Which of the following was a plan of government for the States during the war of independence?
The Articles of Confederation
What is the process of setting up new congressional districts after reapportionment called?
What are the 6 principles of the Constitution?
popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of power, judicial review, checks and balances, and federalism
In what body of Congress did Article I of the Constitution vest the voice of the people in?
House of Reps.
This principle elevated the Supreme Court to a status balancing the powers of the other branches?
What action between the Pres and the head of a foreign gov. does not need congressional approval?
an executive agreement
what proposed reform of the electoral college would allow the people to vote for the president directly?
direct popular vote
what is the power to cancel specific dollar amounts from congressional spending bills called?
if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral college notes, the president is chosen by whom?
house of reps
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