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Lifepac History & Geography 9th Grade Unit 2 Sec 1
Terms in this set (27)
A change made or offered in a law, bill, or motion by addition, omission, or alteration of language.
Powers that a state government shares with the Federal Government.
The plan of government for the United States; the supreme law of the land.
The branch of government that has the duty and power of putting laws into effect. This branch of enforces the laws.
Having to do with the central government of the United States.
The ruling of a country, state, district, or other area.
The branch of government that administers justice; the system of courts of justice. This branch interprets the laws.
The branch of government that has the power to make laws.
Generations of the future; a person's descendants.
A representative government.
The powers not granted by the Constitution to the Federal government, but reserved for the states or people.
The right or power of the president or government to reject bills passed by a law-making body.
Writers of the Constitution.
The citizens' direct government.
Citizens select representatives to speak for them.
A form of a representative democracy in which representatives are limited to the individual liberties guaranteed by the constitution.
checks and balances
A system designed to limit the power of the government.
Gives the states reserved powers.
Article IV of the Constitution
States that the federal government guarantees a republican government in the states.
Articles of Confederation
The first plan of government in the United States.
Who helped write the Declaration of Independence
Six reasons stated in the Preamble for government
1. to form a more perfect union
2. to establish justice
3. to insure domestic tranquility
4. to provide for the common defense
5. to promote the general welfare
6. to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
The purpose of government
To protect the rights of it's citizens.
Who is responsible for giving the government it's authority?
A government that is controlled by the people.
List Four Ideals of the U.S. Government
1. Government by the consent of the governed.
2. Government by representation.
3. Government with limited powers and separate powers.
4. System of checks and balances (federal system of government)
Tell how each branch of the government can check the power of the other.
1. President can veto a passed bill.
2. With a vote of two thirds in the house a presidential veto can be overridden.
3. The judicial branch has the power to review a law and determine it unconstitutional.
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