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9th gradCivics ch 3

9th civics JORGE chapter 3 VOCABULARY LESSON 1

Articles outline the basic organization and powers of each branch
constitutionalism Government must be conducted according to constitutional principles
rule of law Government and it's officers are always subject to never above the law
checks and balances each branch has certain powers with which it can check the operations of the other two
weto regect
judicial review the power of courts to determine whether what government does in accord
unconstitutional to declare illegal
federalism sharing of powers between national and local governments
amendment for changes in it's written words
formal amendment changes or additions that become part of the written language of the constitution itself
Bill of rights first ten amendments
executive agreement is a pact made by the president directly with the head of foreign state
treaty formal agreement between two or mare sovereign state
cabinet an advisor body to the president
preamble introduction
separation of powers basic principles of American system of government, that the executive, legislative, and judicial powers are divided among three independent and coequal branches of government.
electoral college Group of persons chosen in each State and the District of Columbia every four years who make a formal selection of the President and Vice President.
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