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Limited government idea that a government may only use the powers given to it by the people
Constitutional republic a type of government in which the officials are elected by the people.
Checks and balances a system by which each branch of government limits power of other branches
Enumerated powers power specifically given Congress in the Constitution
Judicial review power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution
Concurrent powers power shared by the states and federal government
Equal protection the equal application of the law regardless of a person’s race, religion, political beliefs, or other qualities
Implied powers power not enumerated in the Constitution but suggested in its language
Bill of rights the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
Naturalization the process of becoming a citizen of another country
Popular sovereignty the belief that government is subject to the will of the people
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
Federalsim sharing power between the federal and state governments
Separation of powers a principle by which powers are divided among different branches of government to make sure no one branch has too much power
Reserved powers power belonging only to the states
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