American Government Chapter 3 Section 1 Terms
One of seven main divisions of the body of the Constitution
the authority of a court to rule on a certain case
statement in the Article VI of the Constitution establishing that the constitution, laws passed by Congress, and treaties of the United States "shall be the supreme Law of the Land."
A change to the constitution
Rule by the people
a system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
Separation of Powers
the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government
Checks and Balances
the system where each branch of government exercises some control over the others.
Rejection of a bill.
the power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional.