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Government Vocab

TermDefinition
Executive the person or branch of a government responsible for putting policies or laws into effect
Judicial having to do with judgment in courts of justice or to the administration of justice
Legislative having to do with the government body that makes laws
Legislature government body that has the power to make laws
Legislator a person who is part of the government body that makes laws
Congress the national law making group of the U.S., consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives
House/Senate Floor the place where members sit and make speeches
Chamber the meeting hall of a legislative or other assembly
Committee a group of people chosen for a specific role, usually including members of a larger group
Bill a draft of a proposed law presented to congress for discussion
Amendment a change or addition to a legal document
Veto a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body
Appoint assign a job or role to someone
Pardon a release from the legal penalties of an offense
Constitutional relating to an established set of principles governing a state
Created by: jenwalls