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amendment
formal written change
precedent
act or discussion that sets an
example for other to follow
cabinet
group of officials (1)who head
government deptartments and (2)advise
the president
judicial review
power of the Supreme Court
to decide whether the laws
passed by Congress are constitutional
appropriate
set aside money for a special purpose
standing committee
permanent committee in the House of
Representative and Senate
impeach
bring formal charges against
an official such as a president
constituent
a person who elects a representative to office
executive agreement
an informal agreement, made by the U.S.
president with other heads of state
jury
a panel of citizens
appeal
ask that a decision be reviewed by
a higher court
due process of law
the right of every citizen to the
same fair rules in all cases brought
to trial
ambassadors
a representative of highest rank
sent by one government or ruler to
another
censure
showing disaproval of someone's behavior
republican
type of government