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Prax 0014 us gov

Praxis II test 0014 social studies - US government

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founding fathers delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1987. Wrote the Constitution
components of the constitution preamble, seven original articles, 27 amendments and the certification of the enactment
Bill of Rights first 10 amendments ratified in 1791. outlines the rights of citizens and visitors, according to the law of the land, expressing the freedoms and culture of this country
amendment a modification, addition, or deletion of a law or bill; are incorporated into the meaning of the Constitution
7 articles (principles) of the Constitution 1Legislative power(popular sovereignty) 2Executive power(republicanism) 3judicial powers(Ferderalism) 4States powers& limits(separation of powers) 5the process of amendments(chcks&balnces) 6fed powers(limited government) 7)ratification(Individual rights)
three components important to citizenship eduction content (knowledge that helps promote good citizenship), values (set standards of human behavior), processes (the practice of citizenship through activities and opportunities)
federalism the sharing of power between the national government and the individual state governments
dual federalism states govern the people directly & national government governs foreign affairs. Original type of governing ut led to the Civil War. After war 13th-15th amendments outlined federal gov power over social and economic policy and protection of citizen rights
powers of the national government declare war, manage foreign relation, oversee international, foreign and interstate trade, mints money in a treasury
powers of state government oversees export and import within its boundaries, manages public health and safety, ratifies amendments
powers of both state and national government create and enforce laws, set taxes, borrow money
amend to change the wording or meaning of a motion, bill, constitution and so on by formal procedure
alien resident of another country who has not yet become a citizen of the country where s/he now lives
census periodic, official count of the number of persons living in a county
checks and balances limits imposed on all branches of governement by giving each the right to amend acts of the other branches
citizen member of a state or nation who owes allegience to its government and is entitled to its protection
congressional district division or part of a state; each district elects one person to the House of Representatives (435 seats)
contituent a person who is represented by an elected official
civil relating to citizens, occurring within the community
delegate person who acts for or represents another or others
immigrant person who moves from one country to another to live permanently
indictment formal accusation through a legal process
national citizen of a nation who is entitled to its protextion
seperation of powers system of dividing the powers and duties of a government into different branches
veto cancel of postpone a decision, bill and so on
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