Dill Zotos Government Test - Set 2
Use this one to practice some important vocabulary terms.
Terms in this set (21)
an amount that is at least half plus one
a system of government where the nation and states share power so that neither becomes too powerful on its own
to tell the meaning of
the power to hear certain kinds of cases
a form of government where people vote directly for some laws (democracy) but also vote for representatives to decide on other laws (republic)
in conflict with or not allowed by the Constitution
the written explanation of a decision by the Supreme Court
Two contexts to know:
Supreme Court justice = judge
establish justice = fairness
Secretary (as in Secretary of the Treasury)
the head of one of the 15 executive departments
the men who wrote the Constitution
a change to the Constitution
(As in: A more perfect Union or the State of the Union Address)
country\nation\United States of America
national \central\nation-wide\of the whole country
The process used to divide up the 435 seats in the House of Representatives among the states so that each of the 435 districts has approximately the same number of people to represent.
The census is the process used to count the population every 10 years in the USA. Once the population of the state is known, the number of districts per state can be determined. Maine currently has two districts based on the 2010 census.
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