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SS Chap 6

federal national
justice another name for fairness
domestic tranquility peace at home
general welfare the well-being of all the people
liberty freedom to live as you please as long as you obey the laws and respect rights of others
popular sovereignty according to this principle the people hold the final authority in government
representative government the people elect public officials by voting in free and frequent elections
bills proposed laws
vetoing rejection of a bill
unconstitutional not permitted by the constitution
overriding setting aside a presidential veto
amendment formal writing changes to the constitution
precedent to set an example
judicial review the power by the supreme court to decide whether acts of a president or laws passed by congress are unconstitutional
appropriates setting aside money by congress to spend for a special purpose
standing committees permanent committees assigned to study specific issues
joint committee committees that include both house and senate members
impeach bring a formal charge of wrongdoing against the president
constituents people who have elected an official
executive agreements informal agreements with other heads of state, usually dealing trade
opinion official statements of the legal reasons for the courts decision written by a member of the majority
dissenting opinion explanation by the justice minority explaining reasons why there is disagreement with the majority opinion
due process fair hearing or trial
goals of the constitution establish justice, keep peace at home, defend nation
what helps guarantee the rights and liberties of American citizens constitution
five basic principles of constitution popular sovereignty, limited government, federalism, separation of powers, check and balances
what allows informal changes to the constitution flexible language
what is congress made up of senate and house of representatives
what does Congress do makes nations laws
duties of the president carrying out the nations laws, directing foreign policy, commanding the armed forces
headed by the supreme court judicial branch
funtion of judicial branch interprets laws
what are some responsibilities of citizens obeying the law, keeping informed, voting
Created by: kich