Civics final

Civics final

Term Definition
13th amendment abolished slavery
14th amendment equal protection and rights of former slaves
15th amendment African American men have the right to vote
19th amendment granted women the right to vote
22nd amendment can't serve more than two year terms as president
25th amendment what happens to the position of the president who isn't vacant for any reason
Bill of rights in order (1) freedom of speech (2) bear arms (3) housing of soldiers (4) search and seizure (5) life liberty and property (6) accused person in case (7) rights in civil cases (8)excessive bails and fines (9) other rights kept by the people (10) undelegated powers
Checks and balances when the other two branches counterbalance the other branch
Chief diplomat Negotiates treaties and other agreements with other states
Chief executive execute the laws that congress has passed
Chief legislator Main architect if American foreign policy and the nations chief spokesman to the rest of the world
Chief of state the chief public representative, ceremonial head of the government
City where Declaration of independence was written Philadelphia
Closed primary have political affiliation
Commander in chief gives the president direct and immediate control of the nations entire military
Date of the declaration of independence July 4, 1776
Elastic clause grants congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper to carryout the enumerated list of powers
Electoral college A body of people representing of powers the state need (270)
Executive branch powers Enforcing laws, power is vested in the president
Federal supreme court Highest body in the judicial branch, has chief justice and 8 justices
Federalism There is one strong main government, central controlling authority

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