Civics Final

Term Definition
13th Amendment Abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.
14th Amendment Defines citizens as people born in the US and prohibits the states from denying due process and equal protection under the law.
15th Amendment Voting rights will not be based on race.
19th Amendment Women's suffrage.
22nd Amendment Limits the president to two terms in office.
25th Amendment Outlines the direct line of succession for the presidency.
Caucuses First major electoral event in the election process.
Checks and Balances Gives all branches of Government to restrain.
Chief Diplomat Obtain grants for federal government.
Chief Executive Carries out the laws
Chief Legislator Purpose laws.
Chief of state Host ceremonial duties, represent the country, and help forigeners.
City where Declaration of Independence was written Philadelphia
Closed primary Primaries in which members must declare ( be registered member of that party) and by doing so they are limiting voting. Prevents independents from voting.
Commander in Chief In charge of the U.S. Military
Date of the Declaration of Independence July 4th, 1819
Democracy Government of the people.
Disqualifications for Voting Sexual offenses, felonies.
Elastic Clause Granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers.
Electoral College The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President.
Executive branch power The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws.
Federal Supreme Court Highest federal court of the United States.
Federalism The allocation of significant lawmaking powers to those constituent units
General Assembly PA Congressman
General roles powers legislative, executive and judicial.
How a bill becomes a law If a bill has passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden, the bill becomes a law and is enforced by the government.
Impeachment Treason or crime committed,
Interest Groups People that give you money to run and tel you to say certain things so you can earn that money.
Judicial branch powers Interpret the Constitution and limit the powers of the other branches of government.
Judicial Review Process under which executive and (in some countries) legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary. The power of courts to assess whether a law is in compliance with the constitution.
Laws for Voting Voting Rights Act of 1965
Legislative branch powers The main task of these two bodies is to make the laws. Its powers include passing laws, originating spending bills (House), impeaching officials (Senate), and approving treaties (Senate).
Limited Government limited government is where governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution.
Line of Succession The compromise they worked out established the President pro tempore of the Senate as next in line after the Vice President, followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Magistrate Variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law.
Mayors and Councils
Naturalization Legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country.
New Jersey Plan The New Jersey Plan was one option as to how the United States would be governed. The Plan called for each state to have one vote in Congress instead of the number of votes being based on population.
Original Jurisdiction Court is the power to hear a case for the first time, as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a higher court has the power to review a lower court's decision.
PA Supreme Court
Party Symbols Democrat-
Political Spectrum Rank of what type of party you are.
Polling Place Santuary, Churches.
Population's role in Congress
Powers of Congress
Powers of Local Government
President of the Senate
President Qualifications
Presidential powers
Purpose of the Article of Confederation
Purpose of the Constitution
Purpose of the Declaration of Independence
Purpose of the Legislative Branch
Ratification of the Constitution
Representative Democracy
Rights of Accused
Rights of Legal Immigrants
Separation of Powers
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
State of the Union
Supremacy Clause
The entire Preamble to the Consitution
Voter Motor Act
Voting Regulations
Ways to Lose Citizenship
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
What the Articles of Confederation did
Writer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson

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