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Term 4: Proficient

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Self-incrimination the act of confessing to a crime.
Impeach to formally accuse a government official of a crime.
Ratify to formally approve a plan or agreement.
Ratification the process of approval of an agreement.
Nominate to formally suggest a person for an honor, award, or job.
Popular Sovereignty The idea that a government comes from the wants and needs of its people
Appoint to give a job or role to a person.
Precedent An earlier event or decision that is used as a guide to make a current decision.
Pardon To forgive someone of a crime.
Due Process Giving fair treatment in the court system
Defendant A person who is required to defend him/herself in a court. An example is someone who is put on trial for a crime.
Created by: Mr.Nichols