Civics final

Question Answer
13th amendment The untied states constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
14th amendment citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws
15th amendment The untied states constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizens race, color, or previous condition of servitude
19th amendment constitution of the untied states provides men and women with equal voting rights
22nd amendment no person shall be elected more than twice, and no person who served for someone else can have more than two terms
25th amendment allows for the vice president to become president in the event of death, resignation, removal from office
caucuses closed meeting of party members in each state
checks and balances
chief diplomat obtains grants for the federal government; cooperates with other states
chief executive carries out laws
chief legislator propose laws
chief of state the titular head of nation as distinct from the head of the government
city where declaration of independence was written
closed primary registered party members can vote only in their own party
commander in chief head of military
date of the declaration of independence
democracy system of government in which supreme authority rests with the people
disqualifications for voting
elastic clause gives congress the power to create laws that are necessary and proper to do its job
electoral college
executive branch powers
federal supreme court
general assembly
governor roles/powers
how a bill becomes a law
impeachment to bring about charges on an elected official
interest groups a group of people that seeks to influence public policy on the basis of a particular common interest or concern
judicial branch powers
judicial review federal court has power to review/cancel acts of government
laws for voting
legislative branch powers
limited government ultimate source of all government power
line of succession
mayors and councils
new jersey plan
original jurisdiction
pa. supreme court
party symbols
political spectrum is a system of classifying different positions upon one or more geometric axes that symbolize independent political dimensions
polling place a building where voting takes place during an election
populations role in congress
powers of congress
powers of local government
president of the state
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
state of union
supremacy clause
the entire preamble to the constitution
voter motor act the act has made it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration
voting regulations
ways to lose citizenship
weaknesses of the articles of confederation
what the articles of confederation did
writer of the declaration of independence

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