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Civics Vocab

civics vocabulary for test.

double jeopardy condition of being tried a second time for the same crime
civics social studies dealing with the rights and duties of citizens
justice fairness in the way people are treated and how decisions are made
party a group which shares the same ideas about government (ex: Republic, Democracy)
laws rule or regulation requiring or forbidding a certain conduct that is made by a governing body and applies to all members of a society
authority persons or parties in charge
eminent domain right of the government to take private property for public use
democracy government in which power is held by the people and excercised either directly or through representation, usually determined by elections
Executive Branch part of government, headed in the United States by a president or governor, that carries out the laws
civil cases disagreements involving individuals or businesses
Cabinet group of top advisors to the president, it includes the heads of the executive departments and other officers the presidents may choose
patriot love for another country
bill a first draft of a law
Senate "senior" or "upper" house of Congress in which each state has two representatives, called Senators, regardless of population
Judicial Branch part of government that interprets the laws through its decisions in legal cases
liberty freedom
warrant legal document issued by a judge authorizing actions such as search, seizure, or arrest
amendment change of addition to a document or plan, such as the Constition
rights the fair treatment to all citizens
Legislative Branch law-making part of goverment
House of Representatives "lower" house of Congress in which the number of each state's representatives is based on its population
President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Speaker of the House John Boehner
Governor Tom Corbett
Created by: kathytran