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seperation of powers   each branch or department of government has its own responsibilities and jobs  
checks and balances   each branch of the government has a job part of that to make sure the other branches are doing thier jobs  
implied powers   powers not stated in the U.S. constitution but assume people have them  
executive   president  
concurent powers   powers shared between the national state government  
ratify   to pass into law when the majority agrees  
democracy   government by the people because they have a say, through voting, in what government does  
impeach   accuse a government official of a wrong doing or a misuse of thier power  
quorum   congress can meet if 1 more than half,majority,of its members are president  
inherent powers   powers given to a person that are written in the U.S. constitution  
habeas corpus   "have the body"'written request to bring a person to court  
jurisdiction   the right to press charges and hold a trial  
delegated powers   powers given to the national government  
republican government   government that is elected by the people  
reserved powers   power only given to the state governments  
census   count of the people to determine the size of the population  
article   a section opf the U.S. constitution  
override   overrule have final say  
majority   one over half  
unicameral   1 house  
amend   to change  
bribery   giving money to someone for a favor  
convention   a meeting  
privilage   a right  
minority   one less than  
commerce   exchanging goods  
compromise   to settle differences  
expel   to get rid of  
executive   president enforces laws  
bicameral   2 houses  
legislative   house of representatives and senate  
veto   rejecting a proposed law  
confederation   a league or alliance  
ex post facto law   cannot be punished for a crime if it was not a crime when you did it  
treason   fighting or harming one's own government  
bill of attainer   government declaring a person guilty of a crime and punishing them without trial  
judicial   supreme court,defines laws  
delegate   a person chosen to speak for others  
constitution   a system of laws to live by  
appeal   if found guilty in court, ask a higher court to change the outcome or verdict  


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