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Consitiution

TermDefinition
unicameral one house legislator
limited government government is limited on what they may do
bicameral legislative body composed of two houses
popular sovereignty ruled by the people
separation of powers the power of the government is divided between three distinct branches
constitutionalism those who govern are bound by the fundamental laws in the constitution
ratification formal approval of an amendment by the state
unconstitutional something that goes against the constitution of the United States
cabinet presidential advisory body composed of the heads of the executive departments
expressed powers those delegated powers of the National Government that are given to it directly by the constitution
veto the rejections of a bill by the president that was passed by the legislator
implied powers those delegated powers of the National Government implied by the expressed powers
cloture vote to limit floor debate in the Senate
inherent powers those delegated powers of the National government that belong to it because it is the national government of a sovereign state
filibuster debate on the floor of the Senate that is unrelated to the topic of the bill
evolutionary theory the state developed out of the family with the oldest male being the head of the state
constituents voters who are electing the representatives
force theory state developed when a person or group claimed control over an area and the people who lived there
compromise coming to an agreement between two different views or sides
divine right theory the state was created by God and God had given those of royal birth the right to rule
social contract theory theory of Government where people come together to form a state to protect themselves from outside forces
civil law type of law that typically deals with fault and payment
criminal law type of law that typically deals with crimes and punishment
override the Power of the Congress to overrule a veto by the President
impeach to accuse or formally charge with misconduct
Elastic Clause Constitutional power delegated, giving Congress the power to make laws needed to carry out its other responsibilities
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