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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.
An addition to a formal document such as the Constitution
AMENDMENT
An official order
WARRANT
we think of it in terms of arresting people
Maintaining peace within the nation
DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY
The answer contains two words
Powers not specifically mentioned in the Constitution
IMPLIED POWERS
Elastic Clause Constitution: Article I: Section 8
Powers retained by the states
RESERVED POWERS
Constitution: 10th Amendment
Powrs shared by the states and the Federal Government
CONCURRENT POWERS
Constitution: Article VI: Section 2
The idea that the Government must follow procedures established by law and guaranteed by the Constitution
DUE PROCESS OF LAW
Guaranteed by the 5th Amendment; the answer contains 4 words
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 of the Supreme Court to determine if a law violates the Constitution
JUDICIAL REVIEW
The answer has two words
The right to vote
SUFFRAGE
To formally charge a public official with misconduct in office
IMPEACH
has the name of a fruit in it
To set aside for a particular purpose, especially funds
APPROPRIATE
Legislative
What is the introduction to a formal document (especially the Constitution) called?
PREAMBLE
It begins "We the people..."
principle of shared powers
FEDERALISM
central versus state government
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
Formally introduced legislation
BILL
also used to refer to (paper) money
Having two branches/houses (such as the United States Congress)
BICAMERAL
The prefix "bi" means two!
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
BILL OF RIGHTS
The answer constains 3 words
A system of limits imposed by the Constitution on all branches of a government
CHECKS AND BALANCES
The answer contains 3 words