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American Government

American Government Real Final! 2016

TermDefinition
litigants People engaged in lawsuits
The court of last resort in all questions of federal law? jury duty
The Constitution assigns the power to control immigration to whom? Congress
segregation The separation of one group of people from the larger group
What is the biggest entitlement program? Social Security
The Mayflower Compact Signed in 1620 by the Pilgrims and was a colonial plan for self-rule
Magna Carta established limited government
Electoral College Often called the "Winner-Take-All" system
Ultimate Source of Political Power The people have the ultimate source of political power because they can vote.
Amendments There are 27 Amendments in our Constitution
Double Jeopardy This states that a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime.
Refugees People who flee from one country to another to escape persecution or danger
Main source of government revenue individual income taxes
Qualifications for President Must be at least 35 years old, must be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
Checks & Balances A series of rules in the Constitution that assure one branch of the government will not become too strong.
Anti-Federalist/Federalists The Anti-Federalist opposed the ratification of the United States Constitution was because it changed the balance of power between the state and national governments
Concurrent Powers Both the Federal Government and State governments can levy taxes. This is an example of Concurrent Powers.
Federalism The formation of two political parties in the United States in the 1790s was to resolve the conflict over the distribution of power between the federal and states governments.
Senators v. House of Representatives The part of Congress that is based on the state's population is the House of Representatives. The part of Congress that has 2 members/state is the Senate.
Due Process Without this, a state may not take a person's life, liberty, or property.
The "Father of the Constitution"? James Madison
Bill of Rights The first 10 Amendments in the Constitution what guarantees certain basic rights.
Marbury v. Madison Established "judicial review"
Qualifications for a Senator At least 30 years of age, a legal resident of the state of election, and a citizen for a minimum of nine years.
Created by: Alissajaaz