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explains the goal of the constiution

domestic tranquility

to keep peace among the people


a person who is not in the military

general welfare

well being of all the citizens of a nation


freedom of choice


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


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


the upper house of the United States Congress


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


a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court


something that takes away your individual rigth or freedom.


to go agianst a law


to overrule, as when Congress overrules a presidential veto


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


suggest that someone is guilty


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


factor that supports international trade in industialized countires

local government

the government of a local area


A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country or community


make into a citizen

resident alien

non-citizen living in a country

civic virture

putting the common good above individual interests.


love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

jury duty

the civic duty to serve on a jury

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