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Extra Credit

Extra Credit For U.S. Government

TermDefinition
Litigants Persons engaged in a lawsuit.
Supreme Court Highest court of the United States.
Due Process Government must act fairly and in accord with established rules in all that it does.
Jury Duty Citizen must appear before the court to act as a member of a panel of jurors
Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the US Constitution
Congress The national legislative body of the US
Ultimate Source of Political Power The citizens of the US
Double Jeopardy The prosecution of a person twice for the same offense
Refugees A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
Amendments A change or addition to a legal or statutory document
Mayflower Compact Bound thePilgrims to live in a civil society according to their own laws
Magna Carta A charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent
James Madison A member of the Continental Congress, drafter of the US Constitution, and 4th President of the United States
Electoral College A body of people representing the US, who cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
Magna Carta A charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent
James Madison A member of the Continental Congress, drafter of the US Constitution, and 4th President of the United States
Electoral College A body of people representing the US, who cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
Qualifications for Senators At least 30, must have been citizens for at least the past nine years, and they must be inhabitants of the states they seek to represent
Qualifications for President A natural born citizen, or a citizen of the US, at least 35, and been a resident for at least 14 years
Social Security A federal insurance program that provides benefits to retired people and those who are unemployed or disabled.
Segregation The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart.
Main source of government revenue Taxes
Marbury v. Madison The Supreme Court formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution (1803)
Checks and Balances Counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated
Federalists and Anti-Federalists Advocates or supporters of federalism and a person who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1789
Concurrent Power A political power independently exercisable by both federal and state governments in the same field of legislation
Federalism The federal principle or system of government.