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The Constitution

Chapter 8 Vocabulary
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preamble
The introduction to The Constitution
domestic tranquility
maintaining peace within the nation
popular sovereignty
political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
republicanism
the belief that a republic, or representative form or government, was the best form of government
federalism
the sharing of power between the federal government and the state governments
enumerated powers
powers belonging only to the federal as outlined by the constitution
reserved powers
powers retained by the states
concurrent powers
powers shared by the state and federal governments
amendment
an addition to a formal document such as The Constitution
implied powers
powers not specifically mentioned in The Constitution
judicial review
the right of the supreme court to determine is a law violates The Constitution
appropriate
to set something aside for a particular purpose, usually money
impeach
to formally charge a public official with misconduct in office
constituents
people that members of congress represent
due process of law
idea that the government must follow procedures established by law ad guaranteed by The Constitution
naturalization
the process of granting full citizenship to a foreigner
citizen
a person who owes loyalty to and is entitled to the protection of a state or nation