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TermDefinition
Litigant a person involved in a lawsuit.
Supreme Court the highest judicial court in a country or state.
Due process fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement.
Jury Duty One of the highest duties of citizenship, it accrues from the constitutional right to be tried by a panel of one's peers and involves direct participation in the administration of justice. When summoned for a jury duty, a citizen must appear before the co
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.
Congress the national legislative body of a country.
Ultimate source of Political power The people
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 minor change in a document/documents
Mayflower Compact An agreement reached by the Pilgrims on the ship the Mayflower in 1620, just before they landed at Plymouth Rock. The Mayflower Compact bound them to live in a civil society according to their own laws.
Magna Carta 1. a charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymede. 2 : a document constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges.
james madison Madison was a member of the Continental Congress. A leader in the drafting of the Constitution, he worked tirelessly for its adoption by the states, contributing several essays to The Federalist Papers. He served as president from 1809 to 1817, after Thom
Electoral College (in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
Qualification of Senators Qualifications for Senators. No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be cho
Qualifications for President No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to
Social Security any government system that provides monetary assistance to people with an inadequate or no income.
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 Income Tax
Marbury vs. Madison a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution.
Checks and Balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
Federalist vs. Anti-Federalists anti-federalists were those who opposed the development of a strong federal government and the ratification of the Constitution in 1788, preferring instead for power to remain in the hands of state and local governments.
concurrent power powers that are shared by both the State and the federal government. These powers may be exercised simultaneously within the same territory and in relation to the same body of citizens. These concurrent powers including regulating elections, taxing, borro
Senators vs. House of Representatives Every state is represented by two Senators, but by different numbers of Representatives based on their population. The Senate gives small states equal representation, because the Senate is about representing the states. The House is about representing the
Federalism the federal principle or system of government.
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