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Vocab 2 LEB

Civil Rights personal, human rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution
Due Process of Law constitutional requirement for fundamental fairness in our legal and court system
System of Checks and Balances division and allocation of the powers of government between its various branches
Impeachment Case trying a government official for misconduct in office
Amendment a change or alteration
Democracy governmental system in which citizens vote directly to decide issues
Republic governmental system in which citizens elect representatives to decide issues
Sovereignty freedom from external control
Cyberlaw law that is intended to govern the use of computers in e-commerce and the internet
Hypertext a nonlinear format for the publishing of information used to send e-mails, transfer mountains of data, and converse in chat rooms
Political Party private organization of citizens who select and promote candidates for public office
Legislative Branch of Government the branch of government that creates laws
Executive Branch of Government the branch of government that includes the president
Judicial Branch of Government the branch of government that enforces the laws
Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors determines economic policies involving the money supply, credit availability, and interest rates
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces laws regulating the disclosure of information related to the buying and selling of stocks and bonds
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charged with preserving employees' rights to join labor unions and to participate in collective bargaining
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) controls all interstate channels of communication and channels of communication between the US and foreign nations
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged with the elimination of workplace discrimination based on race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) governs health and safety in the workplace
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Researches the safety of various consumer products, including toys
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforces a number of pure food and drug acts
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces antipollution acts (the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, for example) and regulates the creation, marketing, and use of various hazardous chemicals
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) charged with insuring the safety of nuclear power plants in the US
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) assists the antitrust division of the Justice Department
Created by: LEBSPAN