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CE U4: National Govt


Ambassador A government official sent to represent our government in another nation.
Bicameral 2 house legislature. Proposed (suggested) laws must pass both houses.
Bill A proposed law.
Budget Written money plan; where it comes from and how it is spent.
Bureaucracy Government offices and the people who work in them.
Cabinet President's advisors; appointed by the President but approved by the Senate.
Checks and Balances Rules in the Constitution that give each branch of government the power to limit actions of the other 2 branches. Ex. President can veto (reject) a law passed by congress.
Confirm To officially approve
Congress Legislative (lawmaking) branch of government at the national level. Bicameral=senate+house of representatives.
Convene To call a meeting
Executive branch Headed by the President; job is to carry out, execute, enforce laws made by congress.
Expressed powers Powers of the national government that are listed in the Constitution.
House of Representatives 435 members; one of the houses in congress.
Impeach Power of congress to officially accuse the president or a federal judge of wrong doing and to remove from office if found guilty.
Implied powers Used to carry out expressed powers; not listed in the Constitution but are suggested.
Judicial branch Includes the courts.
Judicial review The power of the Supreme Court to declare laws unconstitutional (unfair); Marbury v. Madison established it.
Legislative branch Lawmaking body in our government......congress.
Legislature Lawmaking body of a government.
Levies Taxes or fees the government charges.
Policy Plan of action; in government, policies are created to carry out laws.
President Head of the executive branch of the national (federal) government.
Regulate To control or create rules for.
Revenue Money from taxes or fees.
Senate 100 members; one of the houses in congress.
Separation of powers. Dividing of government power into 3 branches so no one branch can abuse their power.
State of the Union Speech made by the President that highlights issues and policies that the president would like Congress to deal with.
Supreme court Highest court in the judicial branch
Veto Power of the President to block (reject) a law passed by Congress.
Created by: ElliottED
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