1. A document of a govornment that explains its purpose describe its organization and states its powers?
constitution
the document written in 1787 and ratified in 1788.
U.Sconstitution
the system through wich a community is organized.
government
a complete collection of civil laws commissioned by french emporer Napolean.
Napoleonic code
a system of law that uses earlier decisions--
commonlaw
the division of power between the federal and state governments
federalism
the first 10 amendments of the constitution
billofrights
the division of powers amoung the 3 branches of government
checks and balances
a legislative session called to discuss subjects
special session
revising the legeslative district boundries based on population #s
reapportionment
a comitee that includes members from both the senate and the house
conference committee
a serious crime
felony
a minor crime like a speeding ticket
misdemeanor
to take a case to a higher court for further consideration
appeal
a group of citizens who hear evidence on a legal case and make a decision based on evidence
jury
a panel of 12 citizens who serve for 6 months
grand jury
amounts charged citizens by their governments to support the services the government provides
taxes
an amount charged for removing natural recources
servance tax
legal term for gambling
gaming
the primary local government division in louisiana
parish
the governing body for most parishes in louisiana
police jury
political power given to political subdivisions to govern thier own affairs
homerule
a unit of local government
municipality
louisianas form of elections
openprimarysystem
an organization of people who come together because they have shared ideas about government
politicalparty
an attempt to influence legislators about issues
lobby
exaggeration
propaganda

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