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American government

Stuff about things

What are the three branches of government? Executive,Legislative,Juditial
What does the legislative branch do? They are in charge of taxes and passing laws
What does the executive branch do? This branch has to veto or pass laws and command the military
What does the judicial branch do? The supreme court declares laws unconstitutional and deals with the trials of criminals.
What are checks and balances and why are they important? Checks and balances are when the different branches check the same law over and over so nobody has too much power.
What is the Bill Of Rights and why was it added to the constitution? The Bill of Rights are written down rights of everyone in america and was added because people wanted to be sure they had rights.
What are three important amendments? 1 = freedom of press religion and speech. 2 = the right to bear arms (own guns.) 4 = must have warrant to search a house.
What does veto mean? To regect
What does democracy mean? A government where citizens have the power to make political decisions.
What does ratify mean? to accept
What does municipal mean? A city or town
What does amendment mean? a change to the constitution
What does unconstitutional mean? something against the constitution
What does federal mean? national
What is the preamble? The beggining of the constitution
Created by: AnimatorMax