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Chapter 4

Enumerated powers Powers specifically listed in the Constitution
Veto to reject (a president can veto a bill)
Ratify to approve
Amend to change
Implied powers powers that are NOT specifically listed but can be assumed/implied
Elastic clause The ability of Congress to "stretch" its lawmaking power to do what is "Necessary and Proper" to carry out its duties
Supremacy Clause The Constitution is the "Supreme Law of the land" federal law supersedes state law
jurisdiction subject matter over which a court has authority
Habeas coprus right of an accused person to hear charges against him/her in a court
override to overrule or overturn (Congress can override the presidents veto)
Federalism Divides power between the federal and states government
Independent Judiciary Supreme court has authority
Individual rights Make sure we have are own rights and responsibility
Separation or powers and checks and balances Division of power into the three branches each branch can "limit" each others power
Rule of law Everyone must follow a set of laws
Popular sovereignty The will of the people (Democracy)
Delegated powers Powers granted to the national government rather than to the states under the U.S Constituotin
reserved powers Powers kept by the states under the US constitution
Civil case A legal case that does not involve criminal conduct, such as a lawsuit
Concurrent powers Powers shared by the federal and state governments under the US Constitution
Due process The principle that no person can be deprived of life, liberty, or property without fair legal procedures and safegaurds
Impeachment A formal charge of wrongdoing against the president or other public officail; the first step in removal from office
Necessary and proper clause
Republican government
Created by: Flygirl367



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