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4b vocabulary

bill a proposed law
Bill of Rights the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
checks and balances a principle of the United States Constitution that gives each branch of government the power to check ,or limit, the other branches
citizen a person who owes loyalty to a particular nation
civil related to lawsuits involving the private rights of individuals
electoral college a group of electors from each state who are chosen by voters every four years to vote for President and Vice President of the United States
federalism a principle of the United States Constitution that establishes the division of power between the federal government and the states
House of Representatives the larger of 2 bodies that make up the legislative branch of the United States government, or Congress
immigrant a person who enters another country in order to settle there
impeach to bring charges of serious wrongdoing against a public official
incriminate to give evidence against
Judicial Review the power of the Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional
limited government a principle of the United States Constitution that states that government has only the powers that the Constitution gives it
naturalized to grant citizenship to a person who has met official requirements for becoming a citizen
patriotism a feeling of love and devotion to one's country
popular sovereignty government by the consent of the governed
preamble an introduction to a declaration, constitution, or other official document
senate the smaller of the 2 bodies that make up the legislative branch of the United States government
unconstitutional not permitted by the Constitution
veto to reject, as when the President rejects a law passed by Congress
Created by: ellenabney



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