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Constitution Hanbook

Government terms

Preamble Introduction of the U.S. Constitution
Congress National Legsilature of the U.S.
Senate Upper house of Congess
House of Representive Lower house of Congres
Checks and Balances Provision to keep one branch from controlling the other two branches
enumerated Powers specifically granted in the Constitution
Elastic Clause Clause the allows Congress to pass laws necessary to carry out its enumeerated powers
Implied powers Powers not specifically stated in the Constitution
Electoral College Electors chosen by the state to elect the president and vice-president
Succession Order in which the office of president is filled if it becomes vacant before a election
State of the Union Address Message delievered by the president each year
Supreme Court Highest federal court in the U.S.
Extadition Procedures for returning a person charged with a crime to the state where the crime was committed
Ratify To officially approve the Constitution or an Amendments to it.
Created by: bakeradr