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Unit 4

Lesson 5

TermDefinition
preamble an introfuction to a declaration, constitution, or other official document
domestic tranquility peace and order within a country
civillian nonmilitary
general welfare the well being of all the citizens of a nation
liberty freedom
article a section of the main body of the constitution which establishes the framework for the united states government
popular sovereignty government by consent of the governed
limited government a principle of the United States Constitution that states that government has only the powers that the constitution gives it
checks and balances a principle of the united states constitution that gives each branch of government the power to check, or limit, the other branches
federalism a principle of the united states constitution that establishes the division of power between the federal government and the states
House of Representatives the larger of the two bodies that make up the legislative branch of the united states government or congress
Senate the smaller of the two bodies that make up the legislative branch of the united states government or congress
bill a proposed law
electoral college a group of electors from each state who are chosen by voters every four years to vote for the president and vice president of the united states
supreme court the highest court in the united states established by the constitution
appeal to ask that a decision be reviewed by a higher court
unconstitutional not permitted by the constitution
veto to reject as when the president rejects a law passed by congress
override to overrule as when congress overrules a president veto
impeach to bring charges of serious wrongdoing against a public official
constitutional initiative the power of citizens to call for votes to change state constitutions
local government a government on the county, parish, city, town, village, or district level
judicial review a branch of the government that decides if laws are carried out fairly
infrastructure a system of transit lines, highways, bridges, and tunnels
Created by: AnthonyDommel