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Supreme Court has the right to to decide whether acts of Congress are constitutional or not
Separation of Powers
the principal or system of vesting in separate branches (Leg., Exe., and Jud.,)
a document accepted by King John of England which contains laws est. the right of English Barons
Bill of Rights
a written list of freedoms that the gov. promises to protect (1st ten amendments of const.)
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
Basic Principles of Government
Popular Sovereignty, Limited Government, Checks and Balances, Federalism, Separation of Powers, Republicanism, and Individual Rights
How can constitution be amended?
2/3 votes of House of Rep. and the Senate or 3/4 of the State Legislature
How does the checks and balances work?
each branch of gov. can limit the actions of the other two and prevents one from getting more powerful than the others
states or people have all powers not denied or given to federal gov. by the constitution
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