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Govt 2 100% Vocab

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Congress The lawmaking body of the US gov't. Made up of 2 groups- the Senate and the House of Representatives
consent to give permission; to agree to
democracy a form of government in which people (voters) make political decisions by voting
executive branch the part of the government that carries out the laws and oversees the government (e.g.: the President of the US is a member of the executive branch)
House of Representatives the larger part of Congress; representatives are elected from each state, depending upon the number of people living in that state, for 2 years
judicial system having to do with the courts of law and justice
monarchy a type of government where one person, such as a king or queen, rules over the people
Senate the smaller part of Congress; two representatives are elected from each state for 6 years.
session the period of time each year when Congress is working
veto the power that the US President or a state governor has to keep a bill passed by legislature from becoming a law
Created by: lynnv