An official currently holding office
A person being sued
Powers directly given to the federal government in the Constitution
A group of people who listen to a case and decide whether the person accused is guilty or not
Government charges an elected official (usually the president) with a crime
Written statements that wrongfully damage another's reputation
Person who is employed by a corporation to try to influence policy decisions
Handing out government jobs to people who belong to the winning political party
Judicial use of prior cases as the standard for deciding similar cases
Procedure followed by the states to approve Constitutional amendments
Established by Marbury v Madison
Legislative, Executive, Judicial
Group of people sharing a common interest that seeks to influence public policy
Presidential rejection of a bill
Guaranteed by the bill of rights
Lowest level of federal courts
Right to bear arms
Theory that the government is run by a small number of wealthy individuals
Court case that established right to privacy
State legislatures create oddly shaped congressional districts that favor the party in power
Articles of Confederation
Checks and Balances
New York City
powers that are shared by both federal and state governments (power to tax, build roads, create lower courts)
powers include the power to coin money, to regulate commerce, to declare war, to raise and maintain armed forces, and to establish a Post Office.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States
the branch that carries out and enforces laws
political powers granted to the United States government that aren't explicitly stated in the Constitution.
having two branches or chambers
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
charge with treason or another crime against the government.
a compulsory contribution to state revenue
a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation
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.
sign or give formal consent to, making it officially valid.
Each branch checks the power of others
all power that is not listed in the constitution is reserved for the states or people
separating power between branches to ensure that no one has too much power
Georgia's lawmaking branch, which is in charge of creating, debating and determining the laws that guide the state.
Georgia’s legislature which is made up of the Georgia Senate and the Georgia House of Representatives.
the process through which a legislative body prepares and enacts laws through its lawmaking process.
the head of the majority party in a legislative body
the head of the minority party in a legislative body
the primary leader of the House of Representatives in the General Assembly
a committee created for a specific, pressing cause
a committee that exists on a permanent basis in charge of reviewing and refining legislative measures that come under the subject area of the committee
money paid by citizens that go to the Georgia state government
funds collected from taxes on income, profit, sales, and property.
A branch in Georgia in which the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary for State, Attorney General, and State Treasurer are responsible for enforcing and carrying out laws
the elected executive head of a state of Georgia
the executive official of a state who follows the governor in rank and assumes their position in the event of infirmity or death.
a legal officer who represents Georgia in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government.
the leading judge in Georgia’s Supreme Court
the body of laws in Georgia regulating ordinary private matters
the highest court in the Judicial Branch in Georgia
a legal system focused with punishing individuals who commit crimes
A branch in Georgia responsible for interpreting laws
a court of appeals that deals with less serious criminal offenses
a court with wide authority over the territory of a specific state
those serving on the Supreme Court of Georgia
a judicial procedure in which a case from a lower court is taken to a higher court for review of a lower court’s
a court that is part of the Georgian judicial system and is responsible for hearing and evaluating legal appeals
A court of appeals reviews appeals from district courts within its circuit on objections to district court rulings.
a sea fort built on an artificial island protecting South Carolina from naval invasion
passed after the civil war in 1870
american white supremacist terrorist hate group
process in which the House of Representatives make up the first major step required to remove a government official from office
a landmark supreme court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation
elected 16th president of the United States
first major land battle of the American Civil War
the initial Civil War strategy devised by General Winfield Scott of the U.S. Army
one of the South's most successful generals during the American Civil War
elected 18th president of the United States
provided protection for federally appointed officials who required conformation by the U.S. Senate
known as the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, was established in 1865
a period from about 1865 to 1877 where federal laws offered observable protection of civil rights
restrictive laws designed to limit the freedom of African Americans
first amendment to the U.S. Constitution during the period of Reconstruction
Speaker of the House
Searches and Seizures
searches and seizures
speaker of the house
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of the Press
Freedom to Assemble
Freedom to Petition
Freedom of Speech
Right to Bear Arms
No Quartering Soldiers
No Illegal Search and Seizure
Due Process of Law
Trial by Jury/Civil Trial
No Cruel Unusual Punishment
Power to the People
Article of Confederation