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chapter 3 gov

a look at the constitution

TermDefinition
Preamble An introduction or short statement of purpose
Article One of the parts of a written document
Congress The legislative branch of the United States government; it includes the Senate and House of Representatives
Ambassador A person appointed by the president to represent the United States in a foreign country
Amendment A change or correction made by a certain process
Majority The greater number or part of something; more than one-half of the total
Convention A formal meeting called for a special purpose
Prohibition The Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution; it made production and sale of alcoholic beverages illegal
Militia An organized group of citizens who serve as soldiers during times of state or national emergency
Assemble To come together as a group
Convict To find guilty of a crime
Indict To accuse or charge with a crime, usually done by a grand jury
Grand Jury A group of people who decide if there is enough evidence against an accused person to conduct a trial
Due Process Right to a fair trial according to rules and procedures
Civil Having to do with citizens;a civil law case does not involve a crime
Candidate A person who hopes to be elected to a public office
Debate An argument or discussion between persons with different views
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