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Unit 8/9 Vocabulary

Virginia State and Local Government Vocabulary Terms

Governor Leader of the executive branch in Virginia.
Lieutenant Governor Second in command to the governor and presides over the Senate.
Attorney General The lawyer for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia General Assembly The legislative branch of Virginia's State Government
House of Delegates The lower house in Virginia's General Assembly
Senate The upper house in Virginia's General Assembly
Biennial Every two years.
Bureaucracy An organization of government departments, agencies, and offices.
Cabinet Advisers to the Governor.
Delegate Member of the House of Delegates.
Enumerated/ Expressed Powers Powers that are specifically listed and given to the federal government.
Federalism The division of powers between the states and the Federal Government.
Implied Powers Powers not specifically listed in the Constitution.
Reserved Powers Powers that belong to the states.
Concurrent Powers Powers that the states and the federal government share.
Public Policy Government response to public issues.
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