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legislative department
the branch of government responsible for making laws
lobbyist
a person who tries to persuade congress to vote a certain way on a bill
national debt
the money owed by the government
oval office
the office of the president
pocket veto
bill held by president for ten days w/o congress not being in session (bill automatically vetoed w/o president's signature)
poll tax
prohibited: tax charged a person a tax before they voted
preamble
intro paragraph to the constitution
prohibition
when liquor was illegal to sell, make, or transport
ratification
acceptance of the states
repeal
to change a previous decision
representative
a member of the house of representatives, ivolved in making laws (1 out 435)
republican form of government
freedom to elect those that rule in governemt
senate
a house of congress (100 members)
speaker of the house
leader of the house of representatives (3rd in line for presidency)
suffrage
movement my women who foughty for equal rights and the right to vote in elections
supreme court
highest court in federal government (9 members)
veto
president sends a bill back to congress
washington d.c.
district of columbia, our nation's capital
writ of habeas corpus
law stating that a person arrested must have an explanation of why they're arrested