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20 terms

Constitution and Government PART 1

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Amendment
a change or modification to a constitution
legislature
the part of the government that writes laws
legislation
a law
judiciary
the part of the government that judges and settles disputes
Congress
the part of the US Government that makes laws
Diet
the name of the legislature of Japan
Assembly
a meeting of people to discuss government business
principle
a fixed idea that guides people and governments
monarchy
a system where kings and queens hand power to their relatives
autocracy
rule by one person
federal
power is shared by a national and state governments
confederation
national government is weak and local governments are strong
province
a term for a part of a country, such as in Canada
municipal
a city
popular
something that comes from the mass of citizens or people
de facto
the way things actually are
de jure
the way things are supposed to be by law
compromise
to make a deal when both sides give in on some conditions
civil rights
rights reserved to citizens that governments cannot interfere with
democracy
form of government allowing a large number of citizens to participate