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Texas Government 2019
Terms in this set (12)
The branch of government responsible for executing (implementing) the law. The executive branch makes sure that all laws passed by the legislature are carried out and enforced.
The branch of government responsible for creating the law. The legislature is the body of elected representatives that debates proposed laws/ changes to the law and then votes to enact them.
The branch of the government responsible for interpreting the law. The Judicial branch decides what a law actually means and administers justice to those accused of breaking a law.
Checks and Balances
a principle of government wherein each branch of government is able to keep the other two branches from becoming too powerful through a set of counterbalancing powers.
a principle of government that states that each individual has certain inherent rights that cannot be taken away from them by other individuals or by the government except through due process of law. (ex. life, liberty, pursuit of happiness)
a principle of government which holds that the authority of the government exists only through the consent of the people, who are the source of all political power.
a principle of government in which the government is only given specific powers, preventing the government from becoming too powerful.
a principle of government that states that since all power resides in the people, then the people will elect representatives to employ that power on their behalf.
a principle of government wherein power is shared between the national government and state governments. Some governmental powers are specified only for the national government, others are set aside for the state governments, and some forms of governmental power may be shared by both.
Separation of Powers
a principle of government in which the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of the government are separated into separate branches to help prevent governmental abuses of power.
a system of beliefs and laws by
which a country, state, or organization is governed
a system of government in which
power is vested in the people, who rule either
directly or through freely elected representatives
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