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BICAMERAL LEGISLATION
A LEGISLATIVE BODY WITH 2 CHAMBERS (HOUSE, SENATE)
PARLIAMENTARY
FORM OF GOVERNMENT WHERE THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS MADE UP OF PRIME MINISTER AND HIS CABINET
GOVERNMENT
A BODY THROUGH WHICH RULES AND POLICIES ARE ENFORCED
PRESIDENTIAL GOVERNMENT
FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN WHICH THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES ARE SEPARATE, INDEPENDENT, AND COEQUAL
UNCONSTITUTIONAL
DOESN'T AGREE WITH THE CONSTITUTION SO IT'S ILLEGAL, NULL AND VOID
POLITICAL PARTY
GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT SHARE THE SAME BELIEFS AND WANT CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT BY WINNING ELECTIONS AND HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE
MAJOR PARTIES
THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES
IDEALOGICAL PARTIES
BASED ON SPECIFIC BELIEFS, AND SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL MATTERS
SPLINTER PARTIES
PARTIES THAT HAVE BROKEN AWAY FROM MAJOR PARTIES
SINGLE ISSUE PARTIES
PARTIES THAT ARE FOCUSED ON ONE ISSUE OR BELIEF

EX: THE GREEN PARTY
CHECKS AND BALANCES
SYSTEM WHERE POWERS OF THE 3 BRANCHES OVERLAP SO THEY CAN CHECK EACH OTHER'S ACTIONS
SEPARATION OF POWERS
THE DIVISION OF EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL BRANCH AS 3 INDEPENDENT AND COEQUAL BRANCHES OF THE GOVERNMENT
OLIGARCHY
A SMALL, SELF APPOINTED ELITE HOLDS POWER
RESERVED POWERS
POWERS THAT THE CONSTITUTION DOESN'T GRANT TO THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, AND DOES NOT DENY TO THE STATES
IMPLIED POWERS
POWERS "NECESSARY & PROPER" TO CARRY OUT THE EXPRESSED POWERS; POWERS OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT THAT ARE "SUGGESTED" BY THE EXPRESSED POWERS SET OUT IN THE CONSTITUION
CONCURRENT POWERS
POWERS FOR BOTH THE NATIONAL AND STATES GOVERNMENT TO HAVE EXERCISE TO