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What are the four characteristics of the state?
Population, territory, sovereignty, and government
The articles of confederation allowed each stae _______ votes
One
Democracy
Supreme political authority rests with the people
Dictatorship
those who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people
Unitary
a centralized government in which all government powers belong to a single, central agency
Federal
Awritten constitution divides power between central, or national, government and several regional governments
Confederation
joining of several groups for a common purpose
Presidential
exectutive, and legislative branches of the government are seperate, independent, and coequal
Parliamentary
executive branch is made up of the prime minister, or premier, and that officiels cabinet
Capitalism is an _______ system, not a political system
economic
Federalism
division of power among a central government and several regional governments
Checks and Balances
legislative, executive, and judicail branches check the actions of the others
Veto
Chief executives power to reject a bill passed by legislature
seperation of powers
executive, legislative, and judicial branches are divided equally
Republic
Representative of Democracy
Social Contract theory
government does wrong, people have ability to with hold power
what was the purpose of the declaration of independence?
To announce our independence and the reasons
Who wrote the declartaion of independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Why was the constitution written
to link states and people closer together
Members of the house of representatives are determined by ______, whereas members of the senate are based on ______
Population, Equality two per state
the house of representatives has ____ members
435
THe senate has ____ members
100
the number of ____per state are determined by the number of congressional districts plus the ___ sentators
electors, two
Arizona has___ congressional districts, and therefore, ___ electoral votes
8, 10
Winner take all
who ever won the preference vote in a primary automatically won all the delegates chosen in the primary
if there is no clear winner in the electoral college, the presidency is determined by who?
House of Representatives
The senate determines who?
vice president
if the vice president dies of resigns in office, the president appoints a successorwith the approval of who?
congress
How many electoral votes?
538
what is the max amount of terms a president can serve?
2
what is the max years a president can serve?
10
if the president dies, resigns or is removed from office, he/she is replaced by who?
vice president
if the vice president is not available who becomes president?
Speaker of the house
if both the vice president and the speaker of the house are unavailable who then becomes president?
president protempor of the senate
Article one in the Constitution deals with what branch?
Legislative
what does the legislative branch do?
make laws
Article two deals with what branch?
executive
what does the executive branch do?
enforces
Article three deals with what branch?
Judicial
What does the judicial branch do?
determines whether laws are constitutional- judicial review