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Chapter 8 Vocab

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Judicial Branch The branch of government that interprets the law. Head-Supreme Court
The lawmaking branch of government. Head-Congress Legislative Branch
two house legislature Bicameral
a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives. Republic
Preamble the introduction to a formal document that often tells why the document was written
he branch of government that executes (carries out) the law and is headed by the president. Executive Branch
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal ( national) government and state government. Federalism
Naturalization The process of becoming a citizen of another country
The equal application of the law regardless of a person’s race, religion, political beliefs, or other qualities. Equal Protection
Due Process The legal rules and procedures established by law and guaranteed by the Constitution that the government must observe before depriving a person of life, liberty, or property.
Power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law of government action goes against the Constitution. Judicial Review
Authoring not specifically mentioned in the Constitution but suggested Implied Powers
Separation of Power The division of authority among Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches to make sure that no one branch has too much power.
Concurrent Powers Powers shared by the state and federal government
Reserved Powers Powers belonging only to the states
Enumerated Powers Powers specifically given to Congress in the Constitution
Idea that a government may only use the powers given to it by the people Limited Government
The belief that government is subject to the will of the people Popular Sovereignty
Created by: mccrears