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34 Cards in this Set

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states the purpose of the constitution
Article 1
Legislative Branch
Article 2
Executive Branch
Article 3
Judicial Branch
Article 4
Relations among the States
Article 5
Amending the Constitution
Article 6
National debts, supremacy of national law, and oaths of office.
Article 7
Ratifying the Constitution
Amendent One
Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition.
Amendment two
Right To bear Arms
Amendment three
Quartering of Troops
4th Amendment
Searches and Seizures
5th Amendment
Criminal proceedings; Due Process; Eminent Domain
6th Amendment
Criminal Proceedings
7th Amendment
Civil Trials
8th Amendment
Punishment for Crimes
The government must be conducted according to constitutional principles
A governmental system in which the powers of government are divided on a geographic basis
The group that makes the formal selection of the nations president.
Electoral College
The power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of a law or other governmental action
Judicial Review
A system by which one branch of government can be restrained by one or both of the other branches.
Checks and balances
The Principle that federal government has three equal branches
Seperation of Powers
The constitution is divided into seven major sections called
The First Ten Amendments to the US Constitution
Bill of Rights
results in changes to the written words of the Constitution.
Formal Amendment
the principle that states that government must be bound by a fundamental law
Rule of Law
Amendment 8
Punishment for Crimes
President power to reject a bill passed by the legislature
to declare illegal, null a void, of no force and effect
changes in the constitutions written words
a pact made by the president directly with the head of a foreign state.
Executive agreement
A formal agreement between two or more soverign states
and advisory body to the president
Custom that the senate will not approve a presidential appointment opposed by a majority party senator from the state which the appointee would serve
Senatorial Courtesy