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Government Final 7th

7th grade History final

TermDefinition
veto executive power to reject a bill
House of Representatives Texas's House of Reps have 150 members who serve 2 years (the Senate has 31 members who serve 4 year terms)
Misdemeanors Minor crimes like speeding
Petit jury Jury that decides a verdict in a trial
Bicameral Having 2 legislative houses
Line-item veto Executive power that allows for the veto of specific lines, or parts, of budget bills
Bicameral Having 2 legislative houses
Felonies Major crimes like murder
Appropriation bill Bill that sets the amount of money to be spent by a government
Sessions Period in which the legislature meets
Pardon Executive power to free people convicted of crimes
Appellate court Courts that review trials to determine if correct procedures were followed
Legislative Branch Branch that makes the laws
Bill Proposed law
Civil law Law relating to private rights or obligations
Judicial Review Courts' power to determine if a law is constituional
Executive Branch Branch that enforces, or carries out, the laws
Conference Committee A committee in a legislature that works to revise bills to satisfy both houses of the legislature
Criminal Law Law determining what actions are illegal within a society
Grand Jury Jury that decides if a person accused of a felony should be indicted or formally charged
Judicial Branch Branch in which courts decide legal cases and interpret laws
Created by: laurie.gilbert