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Chpt 9 VOCAB

VOCAB

TermDefinition
Limited government government has only the powers which ae given to it by the people and those powers are strictly defined
Constitutional republic people vote for representatives who make decisions in government
Checks and balances each branch of government holds certain powers over the other two branches
Enumerated powers powers that belong to the national government
Judicial review the power of the Supreme Court to decide if a law is constitutional or not
Concurrent powers powers that both the states and national government share
Equal protection people will receive the same protection or treatment under the law
Implied powers powers that are not stated directly in the Constitution
Bill of Rights the first ten amendments to the Constitution
Naturalization the process of becoming a US citizen
Popular sovereignty the right of the people to rule
Due process government must follow rules when acting against citizens
Federalism sharing power between national and state governements
Separation of powers separation of the three branches of government
Reserved powers powers that belong only to the states
Created by: lauramarnielsen