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Mrs. White

Chapter 8 Constitution and Amendents
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bill
a propsed law presented before a legislature to be debated and prehaps enacted
bipartisanship
when two politcal parties work together
Cabinet
the heads of major departments of the U.S. government's executive branch, who serve as advisers to the President
citizen
a person who owes allegiance
civilian
nonmilitary
federal
the national government
House of Representatives
one of the two chambers of Congress based on a state's population
inagruation
a ceremony held to induct someone into office usually the winner of the presidential election
judicial review
the power of the Supreme Court and lower courts to examine laws and decide if they are Constitutional
legislative
law making body
natural-born
born in this country
override
to overcome presidetial veto by two-thirds vote
Senate
one of two chambers of Congress, two fro each state
unconstitutional
used to describe a law or action that the Supreme Court rules as in violation of the Constitution
Preamble
openning statement of the Constitution
Domestic Tranquility
peace or order at "home"
General Welfare
well-being of all citizens
liberty
freedom
articles
7 sections of the Constitution
popular sovereignty
states that the people have the right alter or abolish their government
limited government
only the powers that the Constitution gives
checks and balances
safe-guards against the abuse of power
federalism
division of power between the federal government and the states
electorial college
group of electors from every state who meet every four years to vote for the President and Vice-President
Supreme Court
highests court in the U.S.
appeal
ask for a courts decision to br reviewed by a higher court
unconstitutional
no allowed by the Constutution
veto
rejecting a bill
impeach
bring charges of serious wrongdoing against the President
First Amendement
Freedom or Religion, Speech and free press
Second Amendement
Right to bear arms
incriminate
forced to give evidence against themselves
civil
non-criminal trials
Civil War Amendments
Amendments added to the Constitution as a result of the Civil War---13th, 14th ,and 15th
Nineteenth Amendment
expaded voting rights to women
Twenty-Sixth Amendment
lowered te voting age to 18
constitutional initiative
sponsers an amendment and gathers signatures on a petition
infrastructure
system of roads, bridges and tunnles
local government
government in the county, parish, city or town
naturalized
leagal process of becoming a citizen
immagrant
someone who comes to a country
resident alien
non-citizen living in the country
civic virtue
willingness to work for the good of the nation or community
patriotism
love for one's country
jury duty
to serve on a jury when selected