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Politics of the United States
Terms in this set (11)
Checks and Balances
a system used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch
Branch of government that decides if laws are carried out fairly.
the branch of government that makes the laws
the highest judicial court in a country or state.
the legislature of the United States government
a part of Congress; based on a equal number.
House of Representatives
the lower house of Congress, consisting of a different number of representatives from each state, depending on population
Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments to the Constitution that establishes the basic principle of the American government
Declaration of Independence
the document establishing the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
A document that outlines the basic laws and principles by which the United States is governed.
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