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Chapter 9 and 10


What is Popular sovereignty? The idea that the government's authority comes from the people.
Whet is the Legislative branch? The lawmaking part of government called the leguslatuer. To legislate is to make a law.
What is the Executive branch? The part of government that carries out, or executes, the laws.
What is the Judicial branch? The part of goevernment, consisting of the Supreme Court and the lower federal court, that interprets the laws.
What is Judicial review? The power of the Supreme Court to decide whether laws and avts made by the legislative and executive branches are constitutional.
What is Checks and Balaces? The system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other two branches.
What is the Interstate Commerce? Trade and other business dealings between two or more states.
What is Federalism? The constitutional system that shares power between the national and state governments.
what is Majority Rule? A basic principle of democracy that says laws are passed by majority vote and elections are decided by a majority of the voters.
What is Intrest Group? An organization that actively promotes the view of some part of the public on specific issues in order to influence government policy.
What is Bill of Rights? A formal listing of the basic rights of U.S. citizens.
What is a Warrant? An order from a judge that authorizes police or other officials to take a certain action, such as searching someone’s property.
What is Double Jeopardy? Putting a person on trial more than once for the same crime.
What is Self-Incrimination? Giving testimony that can be used against oneself.
What is Due Process? The concept that the government must follow clear rules and act reasonably as it carries out the law.
What is a Defendent? A person who is required to defend himself or herself in a legal action. An example is an accused person who is put on trial for a crime.
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