13 terms

7th grade Government

Executive branch
Carries out the laws
Legislative branch
Makes the laws
Judicial branch
Decides if laws are carried out fairly
vote against
to charge with a crime
example: Impeach the President
not allowed under the Constitution
Separation of Powers
the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government
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
a written plan of government
Articles of Confederation
first american constitution, passed in 1777, which created a loose alliance of 13 independent states
a system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.
Electoral College
a group of people named by each state to select the president and vice president.

Flickr Creative Commons Images

Some images used in this set are licensed under the Creative Commons through Flickr.com.
Click to see the original works with their full license.