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Nichols Unit 3 Vocab

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Impeach to remove from office especially for misconduct
Legislative belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as making laws, levying and collecting taxes, and making financial appropriations — compare
Executive belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as diplomatic representation, superintendence of the execution of the laws, and appointment of officials and that usually has some power over legislation (as through veto) — compare
Judicial belonging to the branch of government that is charged with trying all cases that involve the government and with the administration of justice within its jurisdiction
veto a power of one department or branch of a government to forbid or prohibit finally or provisionally the carrying out of projects attempted by another department
Checks & Balances a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power
Political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government.
federalism the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent
Popular sovereignty a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people
amendments the process of altering or amending a law or document
confederation an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league.
ratifying to approve and sanction formally
civic of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs
democracy government by the people; especially : rule of the majority
Ordinance an authoritative decree or direction
supremacy supreme authority or power
ratification formal confirmation or sanction
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