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to reject a bill and prevent it from becoming a law
VETO
The Executive Branch (President) can use this to reject a bill presented to him by Congress
The proportional distribution of the number of members of the House of Representatives based on the population of each state
APPORTIONMENT
The word "portion" is contained in the answer
The right to vote
SUFFRAGE
Part of a document (such as the Constitution) that deals with a single subject
ARTICLE
The Constitution contains 7 of them
An official order
WARRANT
we think of it in terms of arresting people
What is the introduction to a formal document (especially the Constitution) called?
PREAMBLE
It begins "We the people..."
Maintaining peace within the nation
DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY
The answer contains two words
Powers belonging only to the Federal Government
ENUMERATED POWERS
Constitution: Article I: Section 8
Powrs shared by the states and the Federal Government
CONCURRENT POWERS
Constitution: Article VI: Section 2
A political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY
Before the Civil War, the idea that people living in a territory had the right to decide by voting if slavery would be allowed there.
Powers retained by the states
RESERVED POWERS
Constitution: 10th Amendment
An addition to a formal document such as the Constitution
AMENDMENT
Powers not specifically mentioned in the Constitution
IMPLIED POWERS
Elastic Clause
Constitution: Article I: Section 8
principle of shared powers
FEDERALISM
central versus state government
The right of the Supreme Court to determine if a law violates the Constitution
JUDICIAL REVIEW
The answer has two words
To set aside for a particular purpose, especially funds
APPROPRIATE
legislative
To formally charge a public official with misconduct in office
IMPEACH
has the name of a fruit in it
People that members of Congress represent
CONSTITUENTS
Begins with the first three letters of the word "CONstitution"
The idea that the Government must follow procedures estblished by law and guaranteed by the Constitution
DUE PROCESS OF LAW
Guaranteed by the 5th Amendment; the answer contains 4 words