Government Vocabulary Words
10 vocabulary words
Terms in this set (10)
A system of government in which power remains in the people
Declaration of Independence
A document Signed in 1776 by US revolutionaries; it declared independence.
U. S. Constitution
A document establishing the framework of the American government and outlining the rights of the people
Bill of Rights, 1791
1st 10 amendmentss of the Constitution
Commander in Chief
term for the president as commander of the nation's armed forces
the branch of government that carries out laws
the branch of government that makes the laws
Branch of government that decides if laws are carried out fairly.
The final decision court in the u.s
Checks and Balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
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