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Gobernment 2 Set 1
Terms in this set (14)
The princilple that no person can be deprived of life, liberty, or property withouth fair legal procedures and safeguards.
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.
A system of government in which power is divided between a central government and smaller regional governments.
A system of judges and courts that is seperate from other branches of government.
A literal approach to interpreting the constitution, using the exact words of the document.
A flexible approach to interpreting the constitution, taking into account current conditions in society.
The power of the courts to dexlare laws and executive acts unconstitutional.
Powers that are specificaly listed in the constitution.
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.
Powers granted to the National government.
Powers granted to the states.
The ammendment process.