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preamable
explains the goal of the constiution
domestic tranquility
to keep peace among the people
civilian
a person who is not in the military
general welfare
well being of all the citizens of a nation
liberty
freedom of choice
articles
numbered sections of a document
popular sovereignty
rule by the people
limited government
the government has only the powers that the constitution gives it
checks and balances
type of ways for currency
federalism
a system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
house of representatives
the lower legislative house of the United States Congress
senate
the upper house of the United States Congress
bill
a piece of paper money
eletoral college
Electors chosen by the states to elect the present and vice-president.
sepreme court
a court that the government uses
appeal
a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court
uncostitutional
something that takes away your individual rigth or freedom.
veto
to go agianst a law
overide
to overrule, as when Congress overrules a presidential veto
impeach
bring an accusation against
first admendment
freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, right of assembly, right to petition
second amendment
the right to bear arms
incriminate
suggest that someone is guilty
civil
of or in a condition of social order
civil war amendment
13th,14th, and 15th amendments
ninteenth amendment
Guarenteed women the right to vote in 1920
twenty six amendment
says that a stare cannot deny someone the right to vote if they are eighteen and otherwise eligible
constitutional initiative
sponsors of an amendment gather signatures on a petition
infrastucture
factor that supports international trade in industialized countires
local government
the government of a local area
citizen
A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country or community
naturalize
make into a citizen
resident alien
non-citizen living in a country
civic virture
putting the common good above individual interests.
patriotism
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
jury duty
the civic duty to serve on a jury