civics final

civics final

Term Definition
13th amendment abolished slavery
14th amendment equal rights for former slaves
15th amendment African American MEN have the right to vote
19th amendment African American WOMEN have the right to vote
22nd amendment no president shall have more than 2 terms
25th amendment if something happens to not allow the president to be the president the vice president becomes president
caucuses local meetings run by party officials to choose delegates
chief diplomat president meets with heads of states
chief executive head of government
chief legislator influences members of congress to create laws
chief of state head of the nation
closed primary encourages party unity, and is only one party
elastic clause enlarges the power of the legislative branch
executive branch powers powers vested in the president
federalism federal principle of government
judicial branch powers interpret the law
judicial review executive and legislative branches can be checked by the judicial branch
legislative branch powers passing laws
limited government power the gov. has to intervene in the exercise of civil liberties
magistrate judge or lawyer
naturalization when a non citizen becomes a citizen
new jersey plan group of proposals presented by William Paterson
original jurisdiction power to hear a case for the first time
political spectrum classifying different political positions upon 1 or more geometric axes
primaries election that narrows the field of candidates
ratification of the constitution congress adopted the bill of rights
representative democracy variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials
supremacy clause constitution is the law of the land
voter motor act helps voter turn out
lose citizenship become o citizen of another country, join foreign military, and join foreign gov.
writer of declaration of independence Thomas Jefferson

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