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Executive Branch
article 2 carries out the laws
Legislative Branch
Article 1 passes the laws
Judicial Branch
article 3 decides if the laws are carried out fairly
Constitution
the document that sets out the laws, principals, orginization, and processes of a government
bill of rights
wrtten list of freedoms that a gov. promises to protect
impeach
the house of rep. can do this if teh president does high crimes or misdemenors
amendment
the ability to make changes to the constitution
ratification
to approve
Federalisim
a principal of the u.s constitution that estblished the division power between the federal gov. and states
Due process of law
a fair hearing or trial offered to the persons who have been accused of crimes
checks and balences
safe gaurds against abuse of power by giving each branch of gov./ the power to chek other branches
Sedition
Stirring up rebelloin against the gov.
Nullify
to cancel
Precedent
an act of decison that sets the example for others to follow
cabinet
a group of officials who head gov. dept. and advise the president