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Vocab 3

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Bureaucracy
government administrators
Constituent
a person whom a member of Congress has been elected to represent
Democracy
a general description of a government in which the people rule
Diplomacy
the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations without arousing hostility
Due Process of Law
principle in the 5th Amendment stating that the government must follow proper constitutional procedures in trials and in other actions it takes against individuals
Federalism
a system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
Government
the institution through which the state maintains social order, provides public services, and enforces binding decisions on citizens
Ideology
a set of basic beliefs about life, culture, government, and society
Interest Group
a group of people with common goals who organize to influence government
Judicial Review
the power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional
Jurisdiction
the authority, power, or right of a court to interpret or apply the law on certain cases
Lobbying
direct contact made by an interest group representative in order to persuade government officials to support the policies their interest group favors
Naturalization
the legal process by which a person is granted citizenship
Political Party
a group of individuals with broad common interests who organize to nominate candidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy
Politics
the effort to control or influence the conduct and policies of government
Republic
a specific description of a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them
Sovereignty
the supreme and absolute authority within territorial boundaries