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citizen
person gives certain rights duties and privileges because he or she was born in or chooses to live in a city state or country.
minority
a group that is a smaller part of something or that is different in some way
representative
a member of the house of representatives ; person given power to act for others
resident
a person who lives in a place.
serve
spend a period of time carrying out a duty
term
a period of time for carrying out a duty
Adjourn
to bring a meeting to an end
Bill
a proposed new law
economic depression
a time of low business activity and high unemployment
impeach
to accuse or change a public official of misconduct
joint committee
a committee that includes members of both houses of congress
permanent
lasting a long time or forever
pocket veto
when a bill is dropped because the president doesn't act on it
regulate
to control or dirrect
reject
refuse to accept
seniority system
appointing people to jobs based on years of service
session
period of time each year when congress meets
admit
to allow or permit to enter
defend
protect from harm
elastic clause
part of constitution that gives congrees power to make laws as needed
military
having to do with war or the armed forces
power
authority to take action ; the right to decide
requirement
a quality needed or required
restrict
to limit
standard
a rule or model that is set to control quantity, size or how something is done