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SS: Constitution

4th: Unit 3: CH 10

Ratify To approve.
Due process of law The principle that guarantees that people have the right to a fair trial by jury.
Republic A form of government in which people elect representatives to run the government.
Compromise To give up some of what you want in order to reach an agreement.
Bill An idea for a new law.
Separation of Powers The division of powers among the three branches of the national government.
Legislative Branch The branch of government that makes the laws.
Executive Branch The branch of government that has the power to enforce the laws.
Reserved Powers Authority that belongs to the states or to the people.
Veto To reject.
Cabinet A group of the President's most important advisers.
Judicial Branch The court system, which is the branch of government that decides whether laws are working fairly.
Justice A judge.
Rule of law The principle that every member of a society, even a ruler, must follow the law.
Amendment A change.
Checks and Balances A system that keeps each branch of government from becoming too powerful or misusing its authority.
Popular Sovereighnty The idea that government gets its power from the people.
Public Agenda What the people need and want from the government.
Naturalization The process of becoming a legal citizen of the U.S.
Federal System A system of government in which the power to govern is shared by the national and the state governments.
Created by: debiza