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US Politics

Structures and Tensions

TermDefinition
Constitution Basic laws of the country
Representative Democracy People elect leaders, who act of their behalf in government
Republic The head of the country is a President rather than a King
Federal Syetem Central government shares power with state governments
Seperation of powers Each branch of government in America has different powers so that no one branch have too much power.
Legislative This branch passes laws in the US
Executive This branch carries out the laws in the US
Judicial This branch examines the laws in the US
House of Representatives and the Senate Two houses of Congress on Capitol Hill, Washington
Impeach To bring charges against members of the executive branch who may have committed a crime.
Democratic and Republican Party Two main political parties in the US
Supreme Court Highest Court in the US that review laws passed by the Congress
Inauguration The ceremony for swearing in the new President of America
Presidential Bureaucracy The civil service grew along with the influence of the President as they were required to implement his policies.
White House Home of the US President
Hilary Clinton US Presidential Candidate who failed to become the first female President in the 2016 election.
Created by: pjcoughlan