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Foy Ch. 6 Vocab

TermDefinition
federal system a system that divided powers between the states and the federal government
impeach to bring charges against
veto to cancel
executive orders nonlegislative directives issued by the U.S. president in certain circumstances; they have the force of congressional law
pardons freedom from punishment
majority rule the idea that policies are decided by the greatest number of people
petition to make a formal request of the government
search warrant a judge's order authorizing the search of a person's home or property to look for evidence of a crime
due process the fair application of the law
indict to formally accuse
double jeopardy the act of trying a person twice for the same crime
eminent domain the government's power to take personal property to benefit the public
naturalized citizen a person born in another country who has been granted citizenship in the United States
deport to send an immigrant back to his or her country of origin
draft a system of required service in the armed forces
political action committee (PAC) an organization that collects money to distribute to candidates who support the same issues as the contributors
interest group a group of people who share common interests for political action
Created by: lfoy8290