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New Nation

New American Nation and SC Government

TermDefinition
Amendment This is the process that allows the Constitution to be updated as the years go by.
Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch This is the name of the three parts or branches of our national government.
Executive Branch This is the branch that has the job of carrying out the laws.
Judicial Branch This branch interprets the laws to see if they are constitutional or not.
Legislative Branch This branch has the job of making the laws of the land.
Governor This is the leader of the state executive branch.
State House of Representatives and State Senate These are the two parts that our state legislative branch is broken down into.
United States Supreme Court This part of our national judicial branch works to see if laws are constitutional.
Constitution This is a written set of rules to govern a state or country.
Ratify This is when one makes a document official.
General Assembly This is what the combination of our State House of Representatives and the State Senate are called.
Constitutional Convention This was the meeting in Philadelphia, PA that was held to decide what we would do about forming a new government.
Congress This is what the combination of our United State House of Representatives and the United States Senate are called.
President This is the leader of the nation’s executive branch
State Supreme Court This is the highest court in South Carolina. It manages all the lower courts in the state. It decides whether state laws are constitutional.
United States Supreme Court This is the highest court in our nation and decides whether or not our country’s laws are constitutional
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate These are the two parts that our nation’s legislative branch is broken down into
Created by: jhoward83498