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13th Amendment Neither Slavery nor in voluntary servitude,except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exit within the united states or any place subjected their jurisdiction.
14th Amendment All Persons born or naturalized in the united states and subject to the jurisdiction there of, are citizens of the united states and of the state where they reside.
15th Amendment The right of citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
19th Amendment The Right of citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or by any state on account of sex
22nd Amendment In the U.S. Constitution, Ratified in 1951, Limiting presidential terms to two for any one person, or to one elected term if the person has completed more than two years of another's term
25th amendment allows for the Vice President to become president in the event of death, resignation, removal from office or impairment that prevents the current president from fulfilling his or her duties.
Amendments 1-10 (Bill of Rights) An amendment is a change or addition to the US Constitution. The first 10 amendments were ratified in 1791
Caucuuses A meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention.
Checks and Balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
Chief Diplomat Diplomatic powers is to recognize foreign governments. When the president receives foreign diplomats, he endorses them in the public's eye.
Chief Executive is the highest-ranking executive in a company, and their primary responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company
Chief Legislator When Congress does pass bills, the president reviews each bill and decides whether to sign it into law or veto it.
Chief of State He or she decides how the laws of the United States are to be enforced and chooses officials and advisors to help run the Executive Branch.
City where Declaration of Independence was written Philadelphia
Closed Primary As in closed primaries, registered party members can vote only in their own party's primary. Semi-closed systems, however, allow unaffiliated voters to participate as well.
Commander in Chief the President of the United States is “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.”
Date of Declaration of Independence was written 1819
Democracy a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Disqualifications for voting felons are eligible to vote if certain requirements are met, fines and sentence completed at least five years prior to application date.
Elastic Clause granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers
Electoral College a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
Executive branch powers to enforce laws. … Being able to veto, or reject, a proposal for a law. Appoint federal posts, such as members of government agencies. Negotiate foreign treaties with other countries. Appoint federal judges
Federal Supreme Court A federal court; the highest body in the judicial branch. The Supreme Court is composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices, all of whom are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. They serve on the Court as long as they choose
FederalIsm the federal principle or system of government.
General Assembly The principal deliberative body of the United Nations, in which each member nation is represented and has one vote. The supreme governing body of some religious denominations
Governor roles/power The constitutional and statutory duties of the Governor include: Signing or vetoing bills passed by the Legislature. Serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. Convening special sessions of the Legislature for specific purposes.
How bill become a law If two-thirds of both houses of Congress vote successfully to override the veto, the bill becomes a law.
Impeachment the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something.
interest Groups An interest group is an organization of people who share a common interest and work together to protect and promote that interest by influencing the government
Judicial Review Judicial review is a 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 – This law prohibits voting practices and procedures that discriminate based on race, color, or membership in a language minority group.
Legislative branch powers Headed by Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. The main task of these two bodies is to make the laws.
Limited Government In political philosophy, limited government is where governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution. It is a key concept in the history of liberalism.
Line of Succession Act of 1792 was the first succession law passed by Congress. … 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 a civil officer or lay judge who administers the law, especially one who conducts a court that deals with minor offenses and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones.
Mayor and Councils Strong-mayor form. The strong-mayor form of mayor–council government usually consists of an executive branch, a mayor elected by voters, and a unicameral council as the legislative branch.
Naturalization the admittance of a foreigner to the citizenship of a country.
New Jersey Plan was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.
Original Jurisdiction of a 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 the highest court in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It also claims to be the oldest court in the United States, which claim is disputed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Party Symbols Later, famed cartoonist Thomas Nast used the donkey in his newspaper cartoons, helping to establish it as the symbol of the Democratic Party. And it was Nast who provided the Republicans with their elephant.
Political Spectrum is a system of classifying different political positions upon one or more geometric axes that symbolize independent political dimensions.
Polling Place is where voters cast their ballots in elections. The phrase polling station is also used in American English and in British English, although polling place is the building and polling ..
Population's role in Congress Congressional districts are apportioned to states by population using the United States Census results, provided that each state has at least one congressional representative.
Powers of Congress Congress has authority over financial and budgetary matters, through the enumerated power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States
Powers of Local Government State Government. Under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people
President of Senate Under the Constitution, the vice president serves as the president of the Senate and presides over the Senate's daily proceedings
President Qualifications No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President
Presidential powers The Constitution explicitly assigned the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors
Primaries Closed primary. (synonyms: internal primaries, party primaries) In the case of closed primaries, internal primaries, or party primaries, only party members can vote. Open primary
Purpose of the Article of Confederation The Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain.
Purpose of the Constitution The Constitution has three main functions. First it creates a national government consisting of a legislative, an executive, and a judicial branch, with a system of checks and balances among the three branches
Purpose of the Declaration of Independence The main purpose of America's Declaration of Independence was to explain to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to separate themselves from Great Britain.
Purpose of the Legislative Branch All legislative power in the government is vested in Congress, meaning that it is the only part of the government that can make new laws or change existing laws. Executive Branch agencies issue regulations with the full force of law
Ratification of the Constitution The first state to ratify was Delaware, on December 7, 1787, by a unanimous vote, 30 – 0. The featured document is an endorsed ratification of the federal Constitution by the Delaware convention
Representative Democracy Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative republic or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
Rights of Accused In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law,
Rights of Legal Immigrants A legal permanent resident can travel outside of the United States and has a right of return to the United States within a specified amount of time.Legal permanent residents can be deported for cause as defined under immigration law.
Separation of Powers Political doctrine of constitutional law under which the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) are kept separate to prevent abuse of power.
Speaker of the House The office was established in 1789 by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. … The current House Speaker is Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin.
State of Union An annual message delivered to Congress by the president of the United States, in which he describes the condition of the country, outlines the nation's most serious problems, and proposes his annual program of legislation.
Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land.
The entire Preamble to the Constitution We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do
Voter Motor Act Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the "NVRA" and the "Motor Voter Act"), to enhance voting opportunities for every American.
Voting Regulations This law prohibits voting practices and procedures that discriminate based on race, color, or membership in a language minority group.
Ways to Lose Citizenship The potentially expatriating acts are: (1) applying for and obtaining naturalization in a foreign country, provided the person is at least 18 years old; (2) making an oath of allegiance to a foreign country, provided the person is at least 18 years old; (
Weaknesses of the Articles of confederation The major downfall of the Articles of Confederation was simply weakness. The federal government, under the Articles, was too weak to enforce their laws and therefore had no power.
What the Articles of Confederation did he Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain.
Writer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson

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