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Civics Unit 5 Vocab

Civics Unit 5 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Appoint Assign a job or role to someone
Approve Officially agree or accept
Bicameral Two house legislature (senate; house of representatives)
Budget A plan for spending money
Bureaucracy All government agencies working together
Cabinet Committee of advisors to the Executive
Checks & Balances System of government ensuring limited government
Concurrent powers Powers shared by national and state governments
Confirm Make an appointment formally valid
Congress Branch of government that makes laws
Enforce Carry out laws; make sure laws are followed
Executive Branch of government that enforces laws
Expressed powers Powers specifically stated in the Constitution for the national government
Implied powers Powers not stated but necessary to carry out expressed powers (DUH)
Interpret explain the meaning of
Judicial review check to see if laws and acts are Constitutional
Legislation Laws
Override Cancel or reject a veto
President Head of the Executive Branch
Revenue All income received by the government
Separation of powers Division of powers among 3 equal branches of government
Supreme court Highest court in the land which interprets laws and the Constitution
Unconstitutional Not in agreement with the Constitution
Veto reject a bill or decision made by Congress
Federalism Division of power between levels
Impeach Formal accusation of wrongdoing
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