Create an account
the branch that carries out the nation's laws and policies, headed by the president
checks and balances
ways to limit a branch of the government so that so single branch can not dominate the government
how the president and vice president are elected. made up by a special group or presidential electors
the government system in which the power to govern is shared between the national government and the states
powers retained by the states, including schools, marriage and divorce laws, regulating instate trade. 10th A says powers not granted to Fed are reserved for the States
Powers belonging only to the Federal Government, including coining money, regulating interstate and foreign trade, armed forces, and federal courts
powers shared by state and federal government, incl raising taxes, borrow money, public welfare, administer criminal justice
procedure by which a citizen of a foreign nation becomes a citizen of the United States
letter of marque
authority given to a citizen to outfit an armed ship and use it to attack enemy ships in time of war
money that an accused person provides to the court as a guarantee that they will be present for a trail
the individual who is elected president but who has not yet begun serving their term
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together