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part of government consisting of Supreme Court and lower federal courts that intereprets the laws
the power to decide whether the laws and actions by the legislative and executive brnaches conflict with the constitution
checks and balances
system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches
an organized group that actively promotes the views of some part of the public on specific issues
the length of term of office for US House of Rep and Senate
two years for House of Rep and 6 years for Senators
"form a more perfect union"
build a nation that would take advantage of the strengths from states working together
"provide for the common defense"
stating the national government would protect Americans from foreign invaders
serve for 'good behavior', interprets the laws, protects the constitution, uses judicial review
why did framers make it possible to change the constitution but difficult to do so?
times were changing so the constitution would have to change too, but they still wanted a stable government
how can an amendment be proposed and ratified
proposed by 2/3 vote of each House of Congress, ratified by 3/4 vote of state legislatures
why did framers establish a federal system of government for the US
wanted to keep ... powers while still having a stong national government
advantages of having a common market
-goods and services would flow more easily across the country
-easier to develop businesses that crossed state lines
-create a single economy nation
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