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Civics Vocabulary Chapter 11
Civics Vocabulary Chapter 11
Expressed Powers
Those delegated powers of the National Government that are spelled out, expressly, in the Constitution; also called the "enumerated powers."
Implied Powers
Those delegated powers of the National Government that are suggested by the expressed powers set out in the Constitution; those "necessary and proper" to carry out the expressed powers.
Inherent Powers
Powers of the Constitution is presumed to have delegated to the National Government because it is the government of a sovereign state within the world community.
Strict Constructionist
One who argues a narrow interpretation of the Constitution's provisions, in particular those granting powers to the Federal Government.
Liberal Constructionist
One who argues a broad interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution, particualrly those granting powers to the Federal Government.
General agreement among various groups on fundamental matters; broad agreement on public questions.
A charge levied by government on persons or property to meet public needs.
Direct Tax
A tax that must be paid by the person on whom it is levied.
Indirect Tax
A tax levied on one party but passed on to another for payment.
Deficit Financing
Practice of funding government by borrowing to make up the difference between government spending and revenue.
Public Debt
All of the money borrowed by the government and not yet repaid, plus the accrued interest on that money; also called the national debt or federal debt.
Commerce Power
Exclusive power of Congress to regulate interstate and foreign trade.
Legal Tender
Any kind of money that a creditor must, by law, accept in payment for debts.
The legal proceeding by which a bankrupt person's assets are distributed among those to whom he or she owes debts.
The legal process by which citizens of one country become citizens of another.
The exclusive, legal right of a person to reproduce, publish, and sell his or her own literary, musical, or artistic creations.
A license issued to an inventor granting the exclusive right to manufacture, use, or sell his or her invention for a limited period of time.
Eminent Domain
Power of a government to take private property for public use.
Assign to a particular use.
Necessary and Proper Clause
Constitutional clause that gives Congress the poiwer to make all laws "necessary and proper" for executing its powers.
Principle or fundamental policy.
A person who inherits a title or office.
To bring formal charges against a public official; the House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach civil officers of the United States.
Find not guilty of a charge.
The act of lying under oath.
Issue a formal condemnation.
An order for a person to appear and to produce documents or other requested materials.