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an article added to the US Constitution.
of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers
a body of advisers to a head of state who also serve as the heads of government departments
review by the US Supreme Court to determine if a law is or is not Constitutional
system of government where the territories are controlled by two levels of government. A national government and the state/local governments. All have the power to "make"laws and have some independence from one another
the president refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law
Bill of rights
the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
Right to vote for US citizens who are eighteen y/o and older
State or smaller court having limited jurisdiction - under federal and supreme courts
Act of admission
a congressional act admitting a new state to the union
powers that are shared by both the federal government and a state or province
grants/money given by the government to the states to fund research projects. An individual with qualifications can also apply for such a grant. Usually project grants are funded for three years.
Funds provided for a specific and clearly defined purpose.
a grant from central government which a local authority (state/district) can allocate and spend on a wide range of services
those powers exercised by Congress that are not literally written in the Constitution, but are implied and needed to govern
federal law and constitution take precedence over state laws/state constitutions
an amount of money given to local government, an institution, or a particular scholar
statute empowering a person or body to take certain action, especially to make regulations, rules, or orders.
general election in the United States which is held when neither a presidential election nor a midterm election takes place.
governing unit whose seats are never all up for election at the same time
ability to send mail by one's signature rather than by postage
a person selected to represent a group of people in some political assembly of the United States.
the current holder of an office or position
individual person or member of a board given control or powers of administration
sets the inauguration date for new presidential terms and the date for new sessions of Congress
direct election of U.S. senators by the voters of the states
body of voters in a specified area who elect a representative to a legislative body (we, the people who vote)
argues a broad interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution, particularly those granting powers to the Federal Government
who favors giving a narrow interpretation of a given document who favors a strict construction of the Constitution
coins or banknotes that must be accepted if offered in payment of a debt
authorizes Congress "to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with Indian Tribes."
those powers that the Constitution has specifically given to the federal government - written in the document
charge with a crime or misconduct specifically : to charge (a public official) Impeachment is the first step in removing an officer from office.
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