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Civics U5 review

review for Civics Unit 5 The Legislature

QuestionAnswer
census a count of the population done every 10 years
checks and balances Congress makes a law, the president signs or vetoes it, the Supreme Court says if it's constitutional or not
concurrent power powers held by both the federal and state governments
constituent a voter that an elected member of Congress represents
enumerated powers powers spelled out in the Constitution, also called expressed powers
expressed power powers spelled out in the Constitution, also called enumerated powers
federal system sharing power between the central and state governments
filibuster to talk a bill to death
gerrymander to draw congressional district lines to favor one party
implied power powers not stated put in the Constitution but pointed to by the expressed powers
lobbyist a person hired to influence government decisions
national powers coin money and declare war
redistrict redrawimg the boundaries of a legislative district
regulate to manage or control
reserved power powers held only by the states
shared powers borrow money and levy taxes
state powers administer elections and establish local governments
the legislative branch the branch of government that makes laws
the state's population what determines the number of representatives has in the House
Created by: NMSma