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8th Grade History

Chapters 8-1, 8-2

TermDefinition
popular sovereignty the belief that government is subject to the will of the people
limited government idea that a government may only use the powers given to it by the people
enumerated power power specifically given Congress in the Constitution
reserved power authority belonging only to the states
concurrent power power shared by the states and federal government
separation of powers the division of authority among executive, legislative, and judicial branches to make sure no one branch has too much power
implied power authority not specifically mentioned in the Constitution but suggested in its language
contradict to go against or state the opposite
involve to include
judicial review power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution
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
equal protection the equal application of the law regardless of a person's race, religion, political beliefs, or other qualities
naturalization the process of becoming a citizen of another country
administrate to carry out
diminish to reduce, make smaller
Created by: SSC 8th LA