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Civics and Economics

TermDefinition
Limited Government Government is not all powerful, people give it the power to do things.
Democracy The people rule.
Rule of Law The government and those that rule are bound by the law.
Preamble to the Constitution The first part of the Constitution that expresses the reason the Constitution was written.
Fourteenth Amendment Defines citizenship as all persons born or naturalized in the United States.
Electoral College It is used to elect the president and vice president of the United States. The electors are chosen by the citizens of the state.
Legislature Branch Consists of Congress and the House of Representatives and they make the laws for the nation.
Executive Branch Headed by the president, and executes laws of the nation
Judicial Branch Consists of the Federal Courts.
Expressed Powers Powers specifically listed in the Constitution.
Implied Powers Used to carry out expressed powers.
Four Levels of Courts Supreme, Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, and District Courts.
Process for making a State Law 1. Introduce the bill 2. Debate the bill on floor of each House 3. Vote in both Houses 4. Send the Bill to the Governor.
Scarity The inability to satisfy all wants at the same time.
Opportunity Costs What is given up when a choice is made
Consumption Using of goods and services
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