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20 Cards in this Set

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the constitution est a republic in which power was is held by voting citizens through their elected reps
congress can override a veto with 2/3 of the vote from each house...checks and balences
you need 9/13 to ratify constitution

2/3 to ratify amendments
Article VII
States must have 9 out of 13 states to take effect....signatures located here
nominate judges
president can balence judicial power by having the power to appoint to appoint federal judges
the president can reject any bill passed by congress
under the federalistic power...divided between national and state power
Article IV
state to state and state to nation government relationships
popular sovereignty
people are the source of government power
Artivle VI
contains supremecy clause
supremecy claus
article IV contains this which est. constitution by saying laws passed by congress and treaties of the US shall be considere the supreme law
Article V
steps to ratify the amendments
Article III
est judicial branch and supreme courts, gives power to govts to make the lower courts...also outlines jurisdiction of supreme and other courts...defines treason
Seperation of power
federal power is divided among 3 branches of government...each with their own responsibilities
judicial reaview
power of the courts to declare laws and actions of local state or national governtmen invalid if the constitution...imlpied power (Article I, Section 8, Paragraph 18...elastic claus "necessary and proper")
limited government
the power of the government is limited, not absolute
Article II
EXECUTIVE BRANCH.....powers of president, qualifications for office, and procedures for election president and VP
Article I
est. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH...creates congress, has details of house of reps and senate, procedures for making laws, types of laws congress may pass, and stats power congress doesnt have
checks and balences
each branch of government holds some over the other two
Marbury v Madison
IN 1803 est the precedent for federal courts to rule on the action of the government...basically validates judicial review...confirms checks of judicial branch on legislative branch