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govt vocab 1

government vocab words

Federal system government has main authority with smaller political units
Unitary system central government is supreme
Sovereignty Top power or authority
Unicameral Govt. with single legislative house
Ratify To approve (treaty, contract + agreement)
Separation of powers separation of govt. (executive, legislative judicial)
republic supreme power is held by people + elected reps (president + not monarch)
Democracy government by the people (they are voted in)
Concurrent Powers Powers that both the national govt. and the states have
Reserved powers powers that belong strictly to the states
Inherent powers gives the govt. power just because they are the govt.
implied powers powers that the govt. requires to carry out the expressed constitutional powers
Expressed powers laws that are found in the constitution that gives the congress say
Delegated powers powers the constitution grants or delegates to the nation govt.
Bureaucracy govt. administrators (meeting)
Supremacy clause gives power to the government
Elastic clause gives congress the right to make all laws necessary to carry out the powers expressed
Interstate commerce commercial trade business state
ordinance a law
cede to yield
confederacy alliance of confederate states (independence)(southern state)
Magna Carta royal character of political right given to rebellious English barons in 1215 by king John
Consensus General agreement about basic beliefs
government people with power over a nation, state or community
Created by: savannahkendall