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US Government: American Government
Legislative power
Executive power
Judicial power
Population
The power to make laws and to frame piblic policies (Congress)
The power to to execute, enforce, and administer laws (Presid…
The power to interpret laws and to determine the meaning and…
A state must have people who want to be apart of the state
Legislative power
The power to make laws and to frame piblic policies (Congress)
Executive power
The power to to execute, enforce, and administer laws (Presid…
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US Government - Chapter 2: Origins of American Government
feudalism
charters
Magna Carta
Petition of Right
a rigid social and political hierarchy based on land ownership
official written agreements by which the English government g…
a document barons forced King John to sign in 1215, declaring…
a document that Parliament forced King Charles to sign in 162…
feudalism
a rigid social and political hierarchy based on land ownership
charters
official written agreements by which the English government g…
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US Government - Chapter 1: Foundations of American Government
State
Nation
Nation-State
Consensus
A political community that occupies a definite territory and…
A group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom,…
A country in which the territory of both the nation and the s…
An agreement about basic beliefs.
State
A political community that occupies a definite territory and…
Nation
A group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom,…
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US Government American Political Heritage
Limited goverment
Representative goverment
Magna Carta
Petition of Rights
government is restricted in what it may do and each individua…
a political system in which voters elect representatives to m…
This document, signed by King John of England in 1215, is the…
Limited the power of Charles I of England. a) could not decla…
Limited goverment
government is restricted in what it may do and each individua…
Representative goverment
a political system in which voters elect representatives to m…
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US Constitution and American Government
Civics
Rights
Duties
Citizens
study of the rights and duties of citizens
something a person is able to do. example: go to school
something a person needs to do whether they want to or not. e…
people who live in a country and are recognized as people who…
Civics
study of the rights and duties of citizens
Rights
something a person is able to do. example: go to school
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American government: US constitution
Amendment?
Bill of rights
Amendment one
Amendment two
Correction or excrption to constitution
First 10 amendments
Speech,press religion petition and assembly
Right to bear arms
Amendment?
Correction or excrption to constitution
Bill of rights
First 10 amendments
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American Government (US Courts)
What is the difference between trial c…
What is a swing voter?
How does the president appoint lower j…
What's the difference between original…
Appellate court is just like a replay. All it does is reviews…
A swing voter describes a justice who has no specific politic…
The president makes a nomination which must then be approved…
Original jurisdiction is the power to hear a case for the fir…
What is the difference between trial c…
Appellate court is just like a replay. All it does is reviews…
What is a swing voter?
A swing voter describes a justice who has no specific politic…
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US Government American Political Heritage
Limited goverment
Representative goverment
Magna Carta
Petition of Rights
government is restricted in what it may do and each individua…
a political system in which voters elect representatives to m…
This document, signed by King John of England in 1215, is the…
Limited the power of Charles I of England. a) could not decla…
Limited goverment
government is restricted in what it may do and each individua…
Representative goverment
a political system in which voters elect representatives to m…
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US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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Formation of American Government (US History)
Republicanism
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Shay's Rebellion
Great Compromise
Belief that government should be based on the consent of the…
a law that established new states to the union
Massachusetts Farmers who were in debt and they protested tax…
Agreement to have two house system (all states having equal r…
Republicanism
Belief that government should be based on the consent of the…
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
a law that established new states to the union
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American Government US Constitution
Approves or rejects treaties
Starts all revenue bills
Passes bills they hope will become laws
Has 100 members
Senate
House
Both
Senate
Approves or rejects treaties
Senate
Starts all revenue bills
House
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US Constitution American Government
Preamble
Article 1, Section 1
Article 1, Section 2
Article 1, Section 3
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more p…
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Co…
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members cho…
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Sena…
Preamble
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more p…
Article 1, Section 1
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Co…
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US History - Early Challenges to American Government
Alexander Hamilton
Cabinet
Tariff
Secretary of Treasury
First Secretary of the Treasury. ... LOOSE Constructionist.... Advo…
ADVISORS to the President
A TAX on imported goods
Cabinet member in charge of MONEY.
Alexander Hamilton
First Secretary of the Treasury. ... LOOSE Constructionist.... Advo…
Cabinet
ADVISORS to the President
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US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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American Government Unit 4: US Constitution Amendments
Bill of Rights
Right to Bear Arms
Quartering troops
Self-incrimination
The first ten Amendments to the US Constitution, written to g…
The right to possess weapons.
Housing military personnel in your home
To speak against oneself/ exposing oneself (to law enforcemen…
Bill of Rights
The first ten Amendments to the US Constitution, written to g…
Right to Bear Arms
The right to possess weapons.
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US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
16 terms
3. US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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US Government - 2.1 Roots of American democracy
Bicameral
Manga carta
Petition of right
English bill of rights
Two chamber, legislature
The great charter.
Document required monarchs to obtain parliaments approval bef…
No longer would mo arches be able to enact laws, raise taxes,…
Bicameral
Two chamber, legislature
Manga carta
The great charter.
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WCA Hobbie - US History Origins of American Government
magna carta - birth of liberty
limited government
due process
English bill of rights
(1215) a charter of liberties (freedoms) that King John "Lack…
In this type of government everyone, including all authority…
protection against taking of life liberty or property without…
King William and Queen Mary accepted this document in 1689. I…
magna carta - birth of liberty
(1215) a charter of liberties (freedoms) that King John "Lack…
limited government
In this type of government everyone, including all authority…
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US Government - Origins of American Democracy
Bicameral
Magna Carta
Petition of Right
English Bill of Rights
two-chamber legislature called Parliament
"Great Charter", the document English nobles made that moved…
document that required monarchs to obtain Parliament's approv…
monarch's couldn't enact laws, raise taxes, nor keep an army…
Bicameral
two-chamber legislature called Parliament
Magna Carta
"Great Charter", the document English nobles made that moved…
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American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
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us history : constitution and American government
what is federalism?
why did the framers of the constitutio…
(innumerated) delegates powers
reserved powers
the system by which the constitution divides power between th…
to keep national government from becoming too powerful
given to national government
kept by the states
what is federalism?
the system by which the constitution divides power between th…
why did the framers of the constitutio…
to keep national government from becoming too powerful
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American Government Review the us constitution
which philosopher influenced the decla…
what became the first national governm…
4 weaknesses of the articles of confed…
what was the original purpose of meeti…
John locke
second continental congress
no tax, no reg commerce, not enforcing acts of congress, no n…
to revise the articles of confederation.
which philosopher influenced the decla…
John locke
what became the first national governm…
second continental congress
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US Naturalization Test/American Government
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
The idea of self-government is in the…
What is an amendment?
the Constitution
▪ sets up the government... ▪ defines the government... ▪ protects…
We the People
▪ a change (to the Constitution)... ▪ an addition (to the Consti…
What is the supreme law of the land?
the Constitution
What does the Constitution do?
▪ sets up the government... ▪ defines the government... ▪ protects…
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US Government - 2.2 American Independence
Why was the New England Confederation…
Albany Plan of Union plays an importan…
Why did the colonists believe that onl…
How was the Stamp Act related to the F…
to defend against native Americans
the Declaration of Independence
the colonists were far away and Britain would not let us have…
Britain needed them to pay off war debt
Why was the New England Confederation…
to defend against native Americans
Albany Plan of Union plays an importan…
the Declaration of Independence
US Government
Reserved Powers
Amendments
Federalism
Concurrent powers
powers that the constitution neither gives to Congress nor de…
changes to constitution that require 3/4 vote
division of power between the states and national government
powers shared by the federal and state governments
Reserved Powers
powers that the constitution neither gives to Congress nor de…
Amendments
changes to constitution that require 3/4 vote
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US Government: Chapter 2 Origins of American Government Vocabulary
Colonists
Political
Ancient
Ordered Government
a person who lives in a new land that keeps ties with the hom…
Having to do with government or the actions of the government
Many years ago; belonging to early history
a regulated government that consists of specific offices and…
Colonists
a person who lives in a new land that keeps ties with the hom…
Political
Having to do with government or the actions of the government
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US Gov: Chapter 2 -- Origins of American Government
Limited Government
Representative Government
Magna Carta
Bicameral
Government is restricted in what it may do, and each individu…
Government should serve the will of the people
The Great Charter. Life, liberty, and property. Established t…
Two-house legislature. Upper and lower house.
Limited Government
Government is restricted in what it may do, and each individu…
Representative Government
Government should serve the will of the people
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US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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US Gov Ch1 "American Government"
government
monarchy
totalitarism
oligarchy
the formal vehicle through which policies are made and affair…
a form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
a form of government in which power resides in a leader who r…
a form of government in which the right to participate depend…
government
the formal vehicle through which policies are made and affair…
monarchy
a form of government in which power is vested in hereditary k…
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3. US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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US History- American Government Test: page 1
Why did the Continental Congress strug…
What powers were granted to the federa…
What were the weaknesses of the Articl…
What were the strengths of the Article…
The Founding Fathers' first attempt at creating a government…
declare war; make peace; enter into treaties; maintain an arm…
congress could not tax states- only income came from voluntar…
representative government; dealt with territories; ended the…
Why did the Continental Congress strug…
The Founding Fathers' first attempt at creating a government…
What powers were granted to the federa…
declare war; make peace; enter into treaties; maintain an arm…
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US Government
elect
enforce
law
supreme
Decide who will be in the government.
Make people follow laws.
Rules made and enforced by the government.
highest
elect
Decide who will be in the government.
enforce
Make people follow laws.
407 terms
AP US Government and Politics: Crash Course American Government (Krieger)
Majority Rule 1
Checks and Balances 1
Unitary System 1
Federalism
A fundamental democratic principle requiring that the majorit…
System in which each branch of government can limit the power…
System of government in which all power is invested in a cent…
A system of government in which power is divided by a written…
Majority Rule 1
A fundamental democratic principle requiring that the majorit…
Checks and Balances 1
System in which each branch of government can limit the power…
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AP US Government and Politics: Crash Course American Government (Krieger)
Majority Rule 1
Checks and Balances 1
Unitary System 1
Federalism
A fundamental democratic principle requiring that the majorit…
System in which each branch of government can limit the power…
System of government in which all power is invested in a cent…
A system of government in which power is divided by a written…
Majority Rule 1
A fundamental democratic principle requiring that the majorit…
Checks and Balances 1
System in which each branch of government can limit the power…
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American Government Chapter 1
Politics
Power
Government
Thomas Hobbes
the study of government of states and other political units
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
the system or form by which a community or other political un…
wrote "Leviathan" and believed people were naturally cruel, g…
Politics
the study of government of states and other political units
Power
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
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AP US government - Chapter 3: American federalism
Devolution revolution
Federalism
Dual federalism (layer cake federalism)
Cooperative federalism
The effort to slow the growth of the federal government by re…
Constitutional arrangement in which power is distributed betw…
Use the Constitution as giving a limited list of powers - pri…
Stress is federalism is a system of intergovernmental relatio…
Devolution revolution
The effort to slow the growth of the federal government by re…
Federalism
Constitutional arrangement in which power is distributed betw…
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American Government
1st Amendment
2nd Amendment
4th Amendment
5th Amendment
Freedom from the establishment of religion, freedom of religi…
Right to bear arms
Protects citizens against unreasonable searches or seizures
Right to grand jury, indictment, no double jeopardy, freedom…
1st Amendment
Freedom from the establishment of religion, freedom of religi…
2nd Amendment
Right to bear arms
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American Government- Chapter 2
Anti-Federalists
Articles of Confederation
Bicameral
Charter
Those persons who opposed the ratification of the Constitutio…
Plan of government adopted by the continental congress after…
An adjective describing a legislative body composed of two br…
A city's basic law, its constitution; a written grant of auth…
Anti-Federalists
Those persons who opposed the ratification of the Constitutio…
Articles of Confederation
Plan of government adopted by the continental congress after…
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Civics Test for US Citizenship - American Government
What is the supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
The idea of self-government is in the…
What is an amendment?
the Constitution
-sets up the government... -defines the government... -protects bas…
"We the People"
-a change (to the Constitution)... -an addition (to the Constitu…
What is the supreme law of the land?
the Constitution
What does the Constitution do?
-sets up the government... -defines the government... -protects bas…
19 terms
American Government Chapter 3
preamble
articles
constitutionalism
rule of law
an introduction
numbered sections of a document - the unamended Constitution…
basic principle that government and those who govern must obe…
concept that holds that government and its officers are alway…
preamble
an introduction
articles
numbered sections of a document - the unamended Constitution…
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US Gov Ch. 1 The study of American Government
Power
authority
legitimacy
democracy
the ability of one person to get another person to act in acc…
the right to use power
political authority conferred by law or by a state or nationa…
"the rule of the many" by Aristotle's definition
Power
the ability of one person to get another person to act in acc…
authority
the right to use power
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American Government Test Review
George Mason
James Madison
George Washington
Charles de Montesquieu
Anti-federalist
Federalist: author of the Federalist papers
president of the Constitutional Convention
responsible for introducing checks and balances
George Mason
Anti-federalist
James Madison
Federalist: author of the Federalist papers
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3. US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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American Government Chapter One
government
public policy
legislative power
executive power
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
all of the many goals that a government pursues in all of the…
the power to make a law and to frame public policies
the power to execute, enforce, and administer law
government
the institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
public policy
all of the many goals that a government pursues in all of the…
16 terms
3. US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
90 terms
American Government, American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
20 terms
American Government Chapter Four
federalism
division of powers
delegated powers
expressed powers
a system of government in which a written constitution divide…
basic principle of federalism; the constitutional provisions…
those powers, expressed, implied, or inherent, granted to the…
those delegated powers of the National government that are sp…
federalism
a system of government in which a written constitution divide…
division of powers
basic principle of federalism; the constitutional provisions…
289 terms
American Government
constituency
delegate
trustee
agency representation
the district making up the area from which an official is ele…
a representative who votes according to the preferences of hi…
a representative who votes based on what he or she thinks is…
the type of representation according to which representatives…
constituency
the district making up the area from which an official is ele…
delegate
a representative who votes according to the preferences of hi…
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