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Gov. Vocab. Ch. 1-3

A loose union of states confederacy
a type of government in which all key powers are given to a king/queen monarchy
the study of human efforts to satisfy seemingly unlimited wants through the use of limited resources economics
a system in which voters hold sovereign power republic
a system of government in which the power and authority to rule are in the hands of a single individual autocracy
a political community that occupies a definite territory and has an organized government with the power to make and enforce laws without approval from any higher authority state
a group of individuals with broad common interests, who organize to nominate candidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy political party
the institution through which the state, maintains social order, provides public services and enforces decisions that are binding on all people living within the state government
a system of government in which a small group holds all power oligarchy
a sizable group of people who are united by common bonds of race, language, custom, tradition and sometimes religion nation
the part of the constitution that states the goals of our government preamble
economic system providing free choice and individual incentive for workers, investors, consumers and businesses capitalism
an agreement about beliefs consensus
the workers of society proletariat
the owners of business bourgeoise
an economic system in which the central government directs all major economic decisions communism
a free choice economic system free market
a government in which the people rule democracy
the effort to control and influence the conduct and policies of government politics
a system in which the power of the monarch or government is not absolute limited government
not sanctioned by law extralegal
trade among states interstate commerce
a law ordinance
political disorder anarchy
to approve ratify
to yield cede
the division of executive, legislative and judicial roles within a government separation of powers
a single-chamber legislature unicameral
an agreement prohibiting trade embargo
money a government collects from taxes or other sources revenue
a government that the people vote in order to represent them representative government
seven divisions of the body of the Constitution article
taxes paid in order to vote poll taxes
an order, signed by a judge, to look for specific things in a specific place search warrant
an agreement, not requiring Senate approval made directly between the President and the head of state of another country executive agreement
to accuse impeach
government spending does NOT exceed its income balanced budget
power of the supreme court to declare laws unconstitutional judicial review
rule by the people popular sovereignty
an agreement between nations treaty
censorship of information before it is published or brodcasted prior restraint
an elected outgoing official who lacks influence lame duck
new trial location change of venue
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