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History II

Review Test

TermDefinition
Checks and Balances system in which each branch of the gov. has the power to monitor and limit the actions of the other two
Lobbyist get paid to win favor from politicians
Abolition the action or an act of abolishing a system, practice, or institution
Cabinet group of senior officials appointed by the Pres. that heads the executive departments and advises the Pres.
Elastic Clause a statement in the U.S. Constitution granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers
Closed Shop a place of work where membership in a union is a condition for being hired and for continued employment
Jim Crow Laws segregation laws enacted in the South after Reconstruction
Judicial Review power of the Supreme Court to decide whether the acts of a Pres, or laws passed by Congress are constitutional
Laissez-faire lenient, as in the absence of gov. control over private business
Interstate Commerce any work involving or related to the movement of persons or things across state lines or from foreign countries
Holding Company a company created to buy and possess the shares of other companies, which it then controls
Habeas Corpus constitutional guarantee that no one can be held in prison without charges being filed
Injunction an authoritative warning or order
Pool a common fund into which all contributors pay and from which financial banking is provided
Monoply exclusive control by one company over an entire industry
Unalienable Rights rights that cannot be taken away or denied
Amendment an article added to the U.S. Constitution
Bill of Rights first ten amendments to the Constitution; written list of freedoms guaranteed to citizens by the gov.
Emancipation the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation
Impeach accusation against a public official of wrong-doing in office
Cloture Rule prevent filibuster
Electoral College group of persons chosen from each state to indirectly elect the Pres. and Vice Pres.
Eminent Domain the right of a gov. or its agent to expropriate private property for public use with payment of compensation
Self- Incrimination the act of incriminating oneself or exposing oneself to prosecution, especially by giving evidence or testimony
Discrimination prejudicial attitude over race, age, or sex, anything of people or things
Created by: Hellokitty139