Gobernment 2 Set 1

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Due Process
The princilple that no person can be deprived of life, liberty, or property withouth fair legal procedures and safeguards.
Rebublician Government
A representative political system in which authority comes from the people and is excersied by elected people.
Checks and Balances
A system in which each branch of government can limit the power of the other branches.
Federalism
A system of government in which power is divided between a central government and smaller regional governments.
Independant Judiciary
A system of judges and courts that is seperate from other branches of government.
Strict Construction
A literal approach to interpreting the constitution, using the exact words of the document.
Loose Construction
A flexible approach to interpreting the constitution, taking into account current conditions in society.
Judicial Review
The power of the courts to dexlare laws and executive acts unconstitutional.
Enumerated Powers
Powers that are specificaly listed in the constitution.
Implied Powers
Powers that are not mentioned in the constitution, but powers that the legilasture can claim as its lawmaking duties.
The Elastic Clause
Congress can make all laws which should be necesciary and proper.
Delegated Powers
Powers granted to the National government.
Reserved Powers
Powers granted to the states.
Concurrent Powers
The ammendment process.