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39 Cards in this Set

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The right to vote
suffrage
to change or add
amend
to approve
ratify
to bring formal charges against a high government official
impeach
power to declare a law unconstitutional
judicial review
premable lists goals of the new government-which speaks to the need to maintain peace within our borders
ensure domestic tranquility
5 principles of government in the Constitution-people to select their representatives and have a voice in the government-
popular sovereignty
Federalism share power between
national government and the states
Proof that the constitution is a "living document"
amendment process
branch of government responsible for making laws-
legislative
branch of government which can declare a law unconstitutional-
judicial
president vetoing a law passed by Congress is an example of-
checks and balances
Only congress can declare war.
Example of-
separation of powers
amendment that allows government to take taxes from paycheck is-
16th
unwanted side affect of the 18th amendment was-
organized crim increased
only amendment to be repealed-
18th
amendment that repealed Prohibition was-
21st
Women finally got the right to vote-
19th
all admendments deal with suffrage except-
21st
equal protection underthe law-
14th
amendment use to argue against death penalty is-
8th
federal government has all the following powers-
-coin money
-declare war
-regulate trade within a state
-regulate trade with foreign countries
framers of the Constitution didn't fully trust voters so they set up-
electoral college
federal system shares powers between-
national and state governments
system to keep one branch from becoming too powerful-
checks and balances
checks
can approve presidential appointments-legislative branch
a person can sometimes deny a police officer's request to look in the trunk of their car
5th
There are ____ amendments
27
Bill of Rights
first 10 admendments
amendment which changed inauguration day to Jan.20-
29th
amendment that gave W ashington D.C. 3 electoral votes AND let reidents vote in presidential elections
23rd
amendment that allows president to replace his vice president if the vice president dies or resigns
25th
amendment lowered voting age
26th
allows citizens to peacefully picket in front of the White House
1st
extradition
sending fugitive back to state where crime took place
double jeopardy
protection from being tried twice for the same crime
bill of attainer
punish someone without a benefit of a trial
division of power between national and state government
federalism
law that criminalizes past behavior
ex post fact law