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is unit 4 vocab!
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A change to the Constitution
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments to the Constitution
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 form of political participation that reflects a conscious decision to break a law believed to be immoral and to suffer the consequences.
Commander in Chief
The role of the president as supreme commander of the military forces of the United States and of the state National Guard units when they are called into federal service
protection of the whole country against foreign attack
Trial or punishment for the same crime by the same government; forbidden by the Constitution.
following established legal procedures
the right of government to take private property for public use if they pay for fair price!
Powers specifically given to Congress in the Constitution; including the power to collect taxes, coin money, regulate foreign and interstate commerce, and declare war.
the equal application of the law regardless of a person's race, religion, political beliefs, or other qualities (14th amendment)
Make laws and set up courts that are fair,
(Court system and jury system)
ex post facto law
a law that would allow a person to be punished for an action that was not against the law when it was committed
A form of government in which powers are divided between a central government and several local governments.
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
5 freedoms of the 1st amendment
1. Speech 2. Press 3. Religion 4. Assembly 5. Petition
well-being of all the citizens of a nation (from the Preamble)
An action by the House of Representatives to accuse the president, vice president, or other civil officers of the United States of committing "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
insure domestic tranquility
Keep peace within the country
The power of the courts to declare laws unconstitutional
a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
A principle of constitutional government; a government whose powers are defined and limited by a constitution.
A government in which the people rule by their own consent.
all future generations of people/the descendants of a person
Introduction to the Constitution, beginning, "We the People of the United States..."
President Pro Tempore
a high-ranking senator of the majority party who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president.
group of officials who head government departments and advise the President
sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
something that protects from harm or lost
Separation of Powers
the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government
Speaker of the House
An office mandated by the Constitution. The Speaker is chosen in practice by the majority party, has both formal and informal powers, and is second in line to succeed to the presidency should that office become vacant.
the right to vote in political elections; a series of intercessory prayers or petitions
Constitution is the supreme law of the land
a formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries
power to reject a bill passed by a legislature
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