8&9 american history

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equal protection
the equal application of the law regardless of a person's race, religion, political beliefs, or other qualities
judicial review
the power of the supreme court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the constitution
naturalization
the process of becoming a citizen of another country
due process
the legal rules and procedures established by law and guaranteed by the constitution that the government must observe before depriving a person of life, liberty, or property
impeach
to formally change a public official with misconduct in office
nullify
to legally overturn
alien
a person living in a country who is not a citizen of that country
caucus
a meeting of members of a political party to choose candidates for upcoming elections
sedition
activities aimed at weakening the established government by inciting resistance or rebellion to authority
states' rights
the idea that states should have all powers that the constitution does not give to the federal government or forbid in the states
precedent
something done or said that becomes an example for others to follow
supremecy clause
clause that establishes that the constitution and treaties of the u.s shall be the supreme law of the land
emoluments
salaries
treason
violation of the allegiance owed by a person to his or her own country, for example, by aiding an enemy
bill of rights
first 10 amendments to the constitution
cabinet
a body of high-ranking state officials, typically including the top of the executive branch