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La History Ch 4 Voc
La History Ch 4 Voc CPL
|an organization in society with the authority to make, carry out, and enforce laws.
|a polictical subdivision within the state of Louisiana
|a document that explains the braod purpose of a government, describes its organization and states its power.
|a system of government where the national and state governments share powers.
|checks and balances
|a system whereby each branch of government can use its power to keep the other branches from misusing their power.
|to refuse to approve legislation
|that branch of government responsible for implementing tha laws passed by the legislature, for operating the state government and for overseeing state services.
|a plan for receiving and spending money
|the branch of government that is the law making body.
|describes a legislative body made up of two bodies or houses
|to remove or suppress
|the process of revising the boundaries of legislative districts in order to achieve relatively equal populations
|the people represented by an elected official.
|a proposed law
|that branch of government that interprets and applies the constitution and the laws of the state; consists of courts
|laws that deal with the relationships between and among individuals
|those laws intended to protect society from the wrongdoing of an individual
|a group of ciitzens chosen to hear evidence on a legal case and to make a decision based on the evidence presented.
|amounts charged citizens by their governments (federal, state and local) to pay for services provided.
|the form of government used in most of Louisiana's parishes; has five to fifteen elected members.
|the power of political subdivisions to govern themselves; local self-government
|city or town
|an election in which all candidates compete for a position regardless of political party; voters can choose any candidate regardless of political party
|the process of trying to influence a legislator about a proposed law