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constituion vocabulary

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amendment
a changeof the u.s.constittution
bicameral
consisting of the two houses in a legislature
cabinet powers
power shared between the state and federal goverment
checks and branches
the systeme in which each branch of goverment has a chek on the other two branches so that no one branch has too much power
concurent powers
power shared between the state and federal goverment
constituents
people that the members of congress represent
constatution
a formal set of laws outlining how a country is run
convention
a formal meeting
democracy
a goverment where the people directly participate in the goverment
dictator
a leader who rules with toyal authority
due process of law
the idea that goverment leaders must follow goverment
enumerated powers
power reserved for the federal goverment
executive branch
branch of goverment, heaed by the president, that carries out the laws
federalism
shaering power between the federal and thee state goverments
house of representatives
part of the lehislative branch where the number of representatives is based on a state's population
impeach
formally charge a public official with misconduct in office
judicial branch
the branch of the gover ment