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civics final exam

TermDefinition
25th amendment states that if the president leaves office, the vice president becomes president and the new president nominates a new vice president
attorney general head of the department of justice
cabinet supreme court justices are NOT members of the presidents cabinet
constitution supreme above all other types of law guarantees every American the right to a fair trial, a jury trial, and a lawyer requires a president to be a native born U.S. citizen, 35 years of ag, and a U.S. resident for at least 14 years
consul represents U.S. commercial interests in foreign countries
criminal law describes how a person who is accused of a crime should be tired in court
department of homeland security executive department established to protect the nation against terroist attacks and terroism
diplomacy interacting with foreign governments
federal bureancy all the departments and agencies in the executive branch
joint chiefs of staff includes the highest ranking military officers of the army, navy, and air force
judicial branch responsible for interpreting the laws and punishing lawbreakers
judicial review determines whether a lot or presidential action is in accordance with the constitution
jurisdiction the authority of court has to hear and decide a case
pardon forgives the person convicted of a crime increase him or her from serving out the sentence
passport formal document that allows US citizens for travel abroad
presidential succession vice president, speaker of the house, president pro tempore of the senate, secretary of state
presidential veto requires two thirds vote of both houses of congress to override
regulatory commission an independent agency that can make rules and bring violators to court
statutory laws laws that are passed by lawmaking bodies
supreme court highest court in the U.S. motto “equal justice under law”
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