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U.S. Government

Branches of Government Vocabulary 2

Directly Elected Elected by the people
Appointed Assigned to job by government official
Branch of government considered Branch of the people Executive branch
Job of president Enforce laws
Ratify To approve something
Freedom of the Press The right to circulate opinions in print without censorship by the government under the First Amendment
Implied powers Powers exercised by Congress which are not explicitly given by the Constitution itself but necessary and proper to execute the powers
Checks and Balances An organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups
Direct Democracy A form of democracy in which people decide on a policy initiatives directly
Legislation Laws, considered collectively
Federalism The federal principle or system of government
Supreme Court Highest judicial court in a country or state takes judicial precedence over all other courts in the nation
Senate Smaller upper assembly in the US Congress
Created by: ccdpittsford