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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
20 terms
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.
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Vocabulary Terms- US government
government
sovereignty
Dictatorship
Monarchy
is made of the formal institutions and processes through whic…
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its…
system of rule in which one person, a dictator, or a small gr…
the government is headed by one person, such as a king or que…
government
is made of the formal institutions and processes through whic…
sovereignty
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its…
26 terms
US Government Terms
amendment
bill
Bill of Rights
cabinet
A change to the Constitution
A proposed law or policy
The first ten amendments to the Constitution, which safeguard…
A group of key people that advise the president
amendment
A change to the Constitution
bill
A proposed law or policy
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US Government Ch 2 Terms
Limited Government
Representative Government
Separation of Powers
Revenue
A system in which the power of the government is limited, not…
characteristic of government by representation in which citiz…
The division of power among the legislative, executive, and j…
The money a government collects from taxes or other sources.
Limited Government
A system in which the power of the government is limited, not…
Representative Government
characteristic of government by representation in which citiz…
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US Government: Chapter 3 Terms
Federalism
Separation of Powers
Limited Government
Checks & Balances
Division of Government between central and regional governmen…
This idea, developed by the French Philosopher Montesquieu, p…
People are source of government authority-government only has…
Within the separation of powers structure (3 branches),each b…
Federalism
Division of Government between central and regional governmen…
Separation of Powers
This idea, developed by the French Philosopher Montesquieu, p…
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US History Terms: Government
Congress
Ratified
Republic
Demoncracy
Part of the legislative branch made up of the Senate and the…
Voted to put in place; voted "yes"
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders b…
a government ruled by the people
Congress
Part of the legislative branch made up of the Senate and the…
Ratified
Voted to put in place; voted "yes"
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US Government Terms
Ratify
Treaty
Budget
Tax
to validate, confirm, or establish (something) by giving form…
a formal agreement between two or more countries.
a list of expenses and income for a certain period.
money collected by government on income, property, or sales
Ratify
to validate, confirm, or establish (something) by giving form…
Treaty
a formal agreement between two or more countries.
31 terms
US Government Unit 3
expressed powers
concurrent powers
reserved powers
"full faith and credit"
synonym for enumerated powers
powers shared by federal and state governments
Amendment 10 covers powers reserved to states and people
states have to respect the laws of other states
expressed powers
synonym for enumerated powers
concurrent powers
powers shared by federal and state governments
31 terms
US Government |Glossary and Terms|
Amendment
Articles of Confederation
Bill
Bill of Rights
An amendment is an addition or change to the U.S. Constitutio…
A document that served as the first Constitution of the Unite…
A law that has been proposed to Congress, but has not yet bee…
The first ten amendments to the Constitution which guarantee…
Amendment
An amendment is an addition or change to the U.S. Constitutio…
Articles of Confederation
A document that served as the first Constitution of the Unite…
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US Government Terms
confederation
Articles of Confederation
Constitution
Executive
a weak central government of strong, independent states
the first plan for the US government (it was very weak and di…
framework (the plan) for our government
president, vice-president, and cabinet members (advisors to p…
confederation
a weak central government of strong, independent states
Articles of Confederation
the first plan for the US government (it was very weak and di…
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US Government Terms
Amendment
Constitution
Senate
Society
a change or addition to a document
The current plan for running our country
Upper house of congress - each state receives two votes
people living together in an ordered community
Amendment
a change or addition to a document
Constitution
The current plan for running our country
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US History Terms (Government)
Amendments
anti-federalists
articles of confederation
bill of rights
changes added to the Constitution
people who did not like the Constitution
First written constitution of the US; ratified in 1781
the first 10 amendements of the Constitution
Amendments
changes added to the Constitution
anti-federalists
people who did not like the Constitution
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US Government Chapter 1
government
public policy
legislative power
executive power
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
The power to make laws
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
government
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
public policy
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
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US Government
Delegated Powers
Expressed Powers
Implied Powers
Inherent Powers
Constitutional powers granted solely to the federal government.
Powers specifically granted to the federal government by the…
Powers inferred from the express powers that allow Congress t…
Powers that grow out of the very existence of government.
Delegated Powers
Constitutional powers granted solely to the federal government.
Expressed Powers
Powers specifically granted to the federal government by the…
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US Government Terms
Amendment
Apportionment
Reapportionment
Articles of Confederation
a change in the constitution
distribution of seats in a legislative body among electoral d…
re distribution of political representation on the basis of p…
document by which the first US gov was established after the…
Amendment
a change in the constitution
Apportionment
distribution of seats in a legislative body among electoral d…
10 terms
US Government Chapter 1
government
public policy
legislative power
executive power
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
The power to make laws
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
government
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
public policy
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
34 terms
US Government Mid-term
Why did the colonists rebel against th…
First form of American government
Some weaknesses of the first American…
Where did the Constitutional Conventio…
The King have too much power, doesn't listen to people and to…
Article of Confederation
-Hard to change rules - Too weak... - Congress had no way to - C…
Philadelphia
Why did the colonists rebel against th…
The King have too much power, doesn't listen to people and to…
First form of American government
Article of Confederation
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US Government Terms
Politics
Government
Authority
Legitimacy
Who gets what, when, and how; a process of determining how po…
A system or organization for exercising authority over a body…
Power that is recognized as legitimate
Accepted as "right" and proper
Politics
Who gets what, when, and how; a process of determining how po…
Government
A system or organization for exercising authority over a body…
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US Government Terms
Jurisdiction
original jurisdiction
appellate jurisdiction
Marbury v. Madison
authority to hear certain cases; a dual state court has juris…
power to hear court cases for the first time
power to review lower courts' decisions
James Madison refused to accept Marbury's notice of justice a…
Jurisdiction
authority to hear certain cases; a dual state court has juris…
original jurisdiction
power to hear court cases for the first time
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US Government Terms and Maxims
Hardball
The Johnson Treatment
Positioning
Pol
Clean, aggressive Machiavellian politics. It is the disciplin…
A flashing display of backslapping, flesh-pressing, and arm-t…
Decide where you want to be in relation to the voter and put…
A politician.
Hardball
Clean, aggressive Machiavellian politics. It is the disciplin…
The Johnson Treatment
A flashing display of backslapping, flesh-pressing, and arm-t…
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AP US Government Terms
Pluralist
Authority
Direct (participatory) Democracy
Federalists
The belief that competition among all affected interests shap…
The right to use power
A government in which all or most citizens participate directly
Those who favor a stronger national government
Pluralist
The belief that competition among all affected interests shap…
Authority
The right to use power
US government terms
Bicameralism
What is the size of the house of reps?
gerrymandering
What is the size of the senators?
two houses legislature was elected by those property owners q…
435 seats
Drawing election district lines to give an advantage to a par…
100
Bicameralism
two houses legislature was elected by those property owners q…
What is the size of the house of reps?
435 seats
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US Government - Legal terms
Objection
Objection Sustained
Objection Overruled
Direct Examination
a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular…
When the Judge agrees with the previous
When the Judge does not agree with the previous
First questioning of a witness or defendant in court
Objection
a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular…
Objection Sustained
When the Judge agrees with the previous
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US Government Mid-Term
Democracy
Autocracy
Oligarchy
Monarchy
Government by people through elected representatives
Dictatorship
Rule by small group of people
King/queen
Democracy
Government by people through elected representatives
Autocracy
Dictatorship
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Vocabulary Terms (Colonial and US Government)
Compromise
Federalist papers
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
a settlement of differences in which each side gives up somet…
a series of 85 essays written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay (…
Carries out the laws
Makes the laws
Compromise
a settlement of differences in which each side gives up somet…
Federalist papers
a series of 85 essays written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay (…
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Foundations of US Government Mid-Term
government
legislative power
executive power
judicial power
institution through which a society makes and enforces its pu…
the power to make law and to frame public policies
the power to execute, enforce, and administer law
the power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and…
government
institution through which a society makes and enforces its pu…
legislative power
the power to make law and to frame public policies
9 terms
US Studies - Government Terms
majority
plurality
democrats
republicans
must have 51% of votes
has the most amount of votes
left side of political spectrum (liberals)
right side of political spectrum (conservatives)
majority
must have 51% of votes
plurality
has the most amount of votes
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US Government Terms
government
power
Policy
state
The ruling authority for a community
Influence over a government's leadership, organization, or po…
A guiding course of action
An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an estab…
government
The ruling authority for a community
power
Influence over a government's leadership, organization, or po…
47 terms
US government terms
Anarchy
Government
Nation
State
a state without government and laws
An institution through which leaders exercise powers to make…
A group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom,…
a political community that occupies a definite territory and…
Anarchy
a state without government and laws
Government
An institution through which leaders exercise powers to make…
10 terms
US Government Terms
Judicial Branch
Legislative Branch
Limited Government
Political Party
The branch that interprets the meaning of laws, applies laws…
The branch made up of the two houses of Congress. Also the br…
a principle of classical liberalism, free market libertariani…
a group of voters organized to support certain public policies
Judicial Branch
The branch that interprets the meaning of laws, applies laws…
Legislative Branch
The branch made up of the two houses of Congress. Also the br…
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US Government Terms
Public Policies
Legislative Power
Democracy
Dictatorship
A system of laws
The only part of government that can make new laws or change…
Supreme political authority rests with the people
Rulers of the country absolute power and aren't responsible t…
Public Policies
A system of laws
Legislative Power
The only part of government that can make new laws or change…
US Government Vocabulary Terms
Government
Power
Policy
Sovereignty
Formal structures and institutions through which a territory…
Influence over a government's leadership, organization, or po…
A document that describes the insurance coverage for an indiv…
Complete independence and self-government (of a country); sup…
Government
Formal structures and institutions through which a territory…
Power
Influence over a government's leadership, organization, or po…
10 terms
US government key terms
Government
Public policies
Legislative power
Executive power
The institution through which a society makes and enforces pu…
All the things a government decides to do
The power to make laws
The power to engorce and administer laws
Government
The institution through which a society makes and enforces pu…
Public policies
All the things a government decides to do
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US GOVERNMENT TERMS
nation
state
country
soveringty
a sizable group of people who believe themselves united by co…
a political community that occupies a definite territory and…
same meaning as state
it's gov't makes and enforces it's own laws without approval…
nation
a sizable group of people who believe themselves united by co…
state
a political community that occupies a definite territory and…
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US government terms
preamble
popular sovereignty
separation of powers
elastic clause
an introduction for the US Constitution which states its purp…
people give government power
idea that government should be split into branches with equal…
the government is flexible in making/ carrying out laws
preamble
an introduction for the US Constitution which states its purp…
popular sovereignty
people give government power
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US Government Terms
government
autocracy
democracy
republic
institutions which leaders use power to make and enforce laws…
a form of government in which a single individual-a king, que…
form of government where people have some voice in their gove…
(Romans were first)... A form of government in which the people…
government
institutions which leaders use power to make and enforce laws…
autocracy
a form of government in which a single individual-a king, que…
12 terms
US Government terms
Fascism
Nazism
Socialism
Communism
Controls economy through taxation and regulation
Controls economy through owning major industries
Controls economy through owning all major industries and util…
Total control by the government
Fascism
Controls economy through taxation and regulation
Nazism
Controls economy through owning major industries
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US Government Mid-Term
Government
Sovereign
Social contract theory
Democracy
the agency which the state exerts its will and works to accom…
having supreme and absolute power within your own territory t…
a population in a given place (territory) gave up as much pow…
supreme political authority rests with the people, the people…
Government
the agency which the state exerts its will and works to accom…
Sovereign
having supreme and absolute power within your own territory t…
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US government terms
Ways and means committee
Revenue bills
Majority leader v. Minority leader.
Majority whip/ Minority whip
permanent committee of the house that recommends bills on rai…
Focuses on methods for raising money, such as taxes.
Majority- Responsible for scheduling bills on the house and r…
Senator or representative that stays informed about what the…
Ways and means committee
permanent committee of the house that recommends bills on rai…
Revenue bills
Focuses on methods for raising money, such as taxes.
36 terms
US Government Terms
Government
State
Sovereignty
Public Policies
That complex of offices, personnel, and processes by which a…
A body of people, living in a defined territory, organized un…
Supreme, absolute power of a state within its own territory
All of those things a government decides to do
Government
That complex of offices, personnel, and processes by which a…
State
A body of people, living in a defined territory, organized un…
32 terms
US government mid term
Oligarchy
Aristocracy
Democracy
Autocracy
a small group of people having control of a country, organiza…
a form of government in which power is held by the nobility.
A system of government in which power is vested in the people…
a system of government by one person with absolute power.
Oligarchy
a small group of people having control of a country, organiza…
Aristocracy
a form of government in which power is held by the nobility.
13 terms
US Government Chapter 1
government
public policy
legislative power
executive power
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
The power to make laws
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
government
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
public policy
A specific course of action taken by government to achieve a…
268 terms
US Government Terms
Chapter 1: The Study of American Gover…
Legitimacy
Authority
Democracy
...
political authority conferred by law or by a state or nationa…
the power or right to give orders or make decisions
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body…
Chapter 1: The Study of American Gover…
...
Legitimacy
political authority conferred by law or by a state or nationa…
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US Government Vocab Terms
partisanship
party in power
plurality
bipartism
government action based on firm allegiance to his/her politic…
the party that controls the executive branch of government
number of votes that the leading candidate gets over the next…
supported by two parties
partisanship
government action based on firm allegiance to his/her politic…
party in power
the party that controls the executive branch of government
10 terms
US Government
22nd Amendment
25th Amendment
Executive Office of the President
Electoral College
No person shall be elected to the office of the President mor…
an effort to resolve some of the continuing issues revolving…
The branch of federal and state government that is broadly re…
a body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elec…
22nd Amendment
No person shall be elected to the office of the President mor…
25th Amendment
an effort to resolve some of the continuing issues revolving…
12 terms
US Constitution Principles of Government
government
Constitution
vote
law
An organization that creates laws to govern a country.
a document that is the plan for the government of the United…
To express your opinion or cast a ballot
A rule or set of rules
government
An organization that creates laws to govern a country.
Constitution
a document that is the plan for the government of the United…
24 terms
US Government
cultures
patriotism
immigrate
population
ways of life
love of country
to come to a country to make a new life
the total number of people who live in a place
cultures
ways of life
patriotism
love of country
87 terms
US Government Terms
1. Three branches of government
2. Republic
3. Republican Democracy
4. Municipal
Legislative, Judicial, Executive
Government in which voters hold sovereign power; elected repr…
Where people elect officials to run their country
An urban unit of government chartered by a state
1. Three branches of government
Legislative, Judicial, Executive
2. Republic
Government in which voters hold sovereign power; elected repr…
31 terms
US Government |Glossary and Terms|
Amendment
Articles of Confederation
Bill
Bill of Rights
An amendment is an addition or change to the U.S. Constitutio…
A document that served as the first Constitution of the Unite…
A law that has been proposed to Congress, but has not yet bee…
The first ten amendments to the Constitution which guarantee…
Amendment
An amendment is an addition or change to the U.S. Constitutio…
Articles of Confederation
A document that served as the first Constitution of the Unite…
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