Law Ch. 1-1 Flashcards


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amendment

a change

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assembly

when a group of people gathers together

3

bail

money paid by a person accused of a crime to stay out jail until the trial.

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bill

a proposal for a new law

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checks and balance

each branch of the government has ways to limit the power of the other branches which keeps the power equal among all the branches.

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congress

the part of the national government that makes the laws and that is made up of the House Representatives and the Senate.

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constitution

a paper that lists the rules of a government.

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executive branch

the part of a government that carries out the laws.

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judicial branch

the part of a government that interprets the laws.

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judicial review

the power of the courts to decide if laws and other government actions are allowed by the constitution.

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jury

a group of people that listens to the facts in a curt case and makes a decision about the case.

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legislative branch

the part of a government that makes the laws.

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petition

to ask for something

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ratify

approve

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separation of powers

the powers of the national government of the United States is divided among three branches.

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unconstitutional

actions or laws not allowed by the U.S. Constitution.

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veto

to reject and send back