an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
principle of government under which separate branches are empowered to prevent actions by other branches and are induced to share power.
the rulers use power following established principles and procedures based on a constitution.
is a system of government in which the same territory is controlled by two levels of government.
an article added to the US Constitution or a change to a legislative paper.
a controversial political doctrine according to which the people of federal territories should decide for themselves whether their territories would enter the Union as free or slave states.
allows Congress "To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the [enumerated] Powers
are powers Congress exercises that the Constitution does not explicitly define, but are necessary and proper to execute the powers.
is made up of the House and Senate, known collectively as the Congress.
carries out and enforces laws. It includes the president, vice president, the Cabinet, executive departments, independent agencies, and other boards
is in charge of deciding the meaning of laws, how to apply them to real situations, and whether a law breaks the rules of the Constitution.
a permanent committee that meets regularly. a permanent committee, as of a legislature
A temporary, ad hoc panel composed of House and Senate conferees which is formed for the purpose of reconciling differences in legislation
is a tactic of parliamentary procedure
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
an indirect veto of a legislative bill by the president or a governor by retaining the bill unsigned
a charge of misconduct made against the holder of a public office.
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
the highest federal court in the US
are those powers that the Constitution has specifically given to the federal government.
a political power reserved by a constitution to the exclusive jurisdiction
are powers that are shared by both the State and the federal government
is a judicial opinion that is joined by more than half the judges deciding a case
is the separate judicial opinion of an appellate judge who disagreed with the majority's decision
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
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