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12 Cards in this Set

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Refusal by the President to sign a bill into law.
One of the two law-making bodies in Congress; each state is represented by two senators.
House of Representatives
One of the two law-making bodies in Congress; its representation is based upon state population.
Judicial Branch
A government’s court system; this body is responsible for interpreting the Constitution.
Legislative Branch
The law-making body of the government.
Checks and Balances
A system of overlapping the powers of the separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches of a government, to permit each branch to check (restrain) the actions of the others.
Consists of a bicameral, or two-house, legislature. The House of Representatives represents the people by population, and the Senate represents each state equally. The role of Congress is to translate public will into public policy in the form of laws.
Executive Branch
The office of the President and his cabinet; the President is responsible for assuring that the nation’s laws are faithfully executed.
- A change in, or addition to, a constitution or law.
A two-house legislative body.
A proposed law.
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution, dealing mostly with civil rights.