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Gov - Key Terms

MAJORITY RULE A fundamental democratic principle requiring that view be respected. Nonetheless, the Constitution originally contained a number of provisions designed to limit majority rule, including the electoral college, life tenure for Suprem
CHECKS AND BALANCES System in which each branch of government can limit the power of the other two branches. For example, the Senate has the power to approve or reject presidential appointments to the Supreme Court.
UNITARYSYSTEM System of government in which all power is invested in a central government
FEDERALISM A system of government in which power is divided by a written constitution between a central government and regional governments. As a result, two or more levels of government have formal authority over the same geographic area and people.
Created by: jchavez