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US History chapter 8

Note Cards for Chapter 8

Equal Protection The equal application of the law regardless of a person’s race, religion, political beliefs, or other qualities
Naturalization The process of becoming a citizen of another country
Amendment #1 Congress make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting its free exercise. It protects freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Popular Sovereignty The belief that the government is subject to the will of the people
Limited Government Idea that a government may only use the powers given to it by the people
Enumerated Power Power specifically given to congress in the constitution.
Reserved Power Power and authority belonging only to the states.
Concurrent power A power shared by the states and federal government.
Separation of powers This separates the legislative, executive, and judicial power so that one does not have more power than another and dont have too much power.
Implied powers Authority not specifically mentioned in the constitution but suggested in its language.
Judicial review Power of the supreme court to say weather any federal, state or local law or government action goes against the constitution.
Due process The legal rules and procedures established by law and guaranteed by the constitution that the government must observe before depriving a person of life, liberty, or property.
Amendment #2 Protects the individual right to possess firearms for lawful purposes such as self defense.
Amendment #3 Prohibits the housing of a soldier who doesn’t want to be housed.
Amendment #4 Protects people from unreasonable searches held by the government.
Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution.
Preamble (important words from the Preamble) In order to make America "more perfect" for its citizens, the Constitution attempts to establish laws pertaining to justice, peace, defense, welfare, liberty, and prosperity.
Balances of Power An instance of circumstances when the power of the nations is distributed equally.
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