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Civics Pre-Final Exam

Katie McCrink

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Political System It consists of the President, Vice President, and the Cabinet. This branch enforces the law
Legislative Branch chief executive of local level
Checks and Balances It has the authority over the city or county it represents
Executive Branch to choose the person that you want to be in office and who you feel is best to run the country; your individual decision
House of Representatives the highest court in the United States. It is the only court that has the power to declare a law unconstitutional, or against what the constitution says
Congress when you are willing to fight for your country because of love and respect of country. To protect it for what it stands for and to defend it, to question the elected leaders
Charisma the document written by the founding fathers that outlines the organization of our government, and lists all of the laws and rules that govern all citizens of this country
Federal Level formal agreements with other countries
4 Amendment a political system which all people share equally in controlling their government. Basic freedoms are safeguarded in a written Constitution
Mayor an elected law making body
Speaker of House a quality that all effective leaders have, it makes people listen to them, obey them
Compromise when you try to kill someone important that is in office in secret
Veto the use of long speeches to prevent a vote on a bill in the Senate; to kill a bill
Advocate 100 members in the senate, 2 senators from each state make up senate, term of office 6 years, vice president is the president of senate
Unconstitutional a proposed law that must be approved by both parts of our congress
1 Amendment the Supreme Courts power to overturn any law that it decides it is in conflict with the Constitution
Bill the power of the head of the government to prevent a bill passed by a legislature from becoming a law
Filibuster the act that allows law enforcement officials to read your email to learn how much money you withdrew from the bank and ask librarians what books you checked out; it also allows them to enter your house with no search warrant
State Level when the President dies and the Vice president takes over and finishes the jobs that the President started
Bill of Rights to accuse the President or other high government official of serious wrong doing; to vote them out of office
Ratify protects the five basic freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution. They are speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. Our government may not limit the right of a person to speak freely, to censor to printing of books or magazines or newspapers, to give special treatment to any religion or church to restrict public meetings, or to prevent citizens from asking their elected officials to correct problems
Cabinet to make an agreement
Search Warrant It consists of the US Supreme Court and other federal courts. This branch interprets the law
Democracy It consists of both houses of congress. This branch makes the laws
Totalitarianism someone who is for something and wants to make a change to the society for better
Dictatorship chief executive of state level
US Supreme Court when you think that your country or culture is the best and better then every other country. Extreme patriotism, support the leaders on everything; blind obedience, whatever the leaders do, you agree with
Presidential Succession a process by which the government must treat accused persons fairly according to rules established by law
Senate a group of the President's advisors
Nationalsm a political system that is controlled by one man or a small group of men that have absolute or total control. The common people have few if any rights
Judicial Reveiw the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution that grant our basic liberties
Chief Justice a government controlled by one person, called a dictator, who usually takes power by force, rather than by inheriting it
Due Process to officially approve the passage of a bill to a law
Repeal against unreasonable searches and seizures
Patriot Act something that is unlawful
US Constituion keeps any one branch from gaining too much power
Patriotism an example that the government officials set that others follow who come after you
Assassination a court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a suspect's home or business and take specific items as evidence
Governor the term used to describe the government of a dictator
Regime It has the authority over the state it represents
Precedent the highest elected official found at any level of our government
Chief Executive a societies way of regulating relations between individuals and groups of people. A political system is the way the leaders are selected, (or seize power) and the methods they use to govern their people
2 Amendment when two people or groups (like political parties) are having a major dispute, argument or disagreement over a very important issue and decide to both give in to get something accomplished
Impeach the presiding officers of the house
Vote when the congress of the US vote to remove an unpopular law from the public
Judicial Branch Also known as the national or central level of government. It has the authority over the entire country
Treason the right of all responsible and law abiding U.S. citizens to own a firearm. This was written into the US Constitution by its framers as the 2nd most important right a free man living in a democracy should possess
Treaty the presiding or principal judge of a court of justice
Local Level the amount depends on the population of state, they are elected every two years, people who serve are representatives or congressmen, elected for a 2 year term

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