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19 Cards in this Set

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three branches of government
legislative, executive, and judicial
makes laws
enforces laws
interprets laws
shared power between national government and state
delegated/expressed powers
specifically written into the Constitution
implied powers
can be reasonably seen as belonging to the national government by the "elastic clause"
inherent powers
powers of an independent country
reserved powers
powers of the state- establishes local governments, conducts elections, regulates trade routes within the states, and ratifies amendments to the constitution
shared/concurrent powers
done by by state and national gov.- taxing, courts, making laws, and providing for welfare of the people
denied powers
cannot be done by state or national gov.- tax exports and states cannot make treaties/coin money
checks and balances
how each branch of government keeps an eye on the other branches
what are 3 examples of checks and balances
executive can veto laws, legislative can override veto, and judicial can declare a law to be unconstitutional
who elects the president?
electoral college
how many votes must the candidate receive to win and how many are possible?
when is election day?
tuesday after the first monday in november every 4 years
how long is a presidential term?
2 four year terms or 10 years
how long is a rep. term?
2 years
how long is a senator's term?
6 years