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SHMS 8th SS Vocab 4

SHMS 8th Grade Social Studies Powertime Vocab 4

TermDefinition
Bill of rights a formal declaration of the legal and civil rights of the citizens of any state, country, etc.
Article a clause or item in a formal agreement
Amendment a change or addition to a legal document
Separation of powers giving specific powers to each branch of government
Checks and balances balancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated; therefore, ensuring that political power is not concentrated inindividuals or groups
Rights a legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way
Responsibilities something for which you are accountable
Moderation the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behavior or political opinions
Wisdom the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment
Justice fair behavior or treatment
Legislative the branch of government that has the power to make laws
Executive the branch of government that has the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect
Judicial the branch of government that has the power to administer justice
Delinquent act an action by a juvenile that would be a crime if committed by an adult
Unruly behavior an action by a juvenile that would NOT be a crime if committed by an adult
Juvenile offender a person under the age of 18 who commits a crime
Special-purpose government authorized by state law to provide only one or a limited number of designated functions, such as water districts, fire districts, or MARTA
Created by: hbogue