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Constitution Test 1 Review
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10th Grade
03/29/2012

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Term
Legislative Branch
Definition
makes the law
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Executive Branch
Definition
Enforces the law (E's go together Exec. Enforce)
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Judicial Branch
Definition
Interprets and applies the law
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3 branches of govt.
Definition
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
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Bill of Rights
Definition
first 10 amendments
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Powers of Congress
Definition
make laws, coin $, patents, copyrights, post office, naturalization, taxes, regulate interstate and foreign trade, declare war, raise the army and navy, etc.
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Who declares War?
Definition
Congress
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Who is commander in chief?
Definition
President
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Treason
Definition
aiding and comforting an enemy
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14th amendment
Definition
contains the equal protection clause and applied the bill of rights to the states
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Bill of Rights
Definition
first 10 amendments (speech,religion, bear arms, fair and speedy trial, no search and seizure w/ out cause, no cruel punishment, attorney, remain silent, etc.
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22nd amendment
Definition
the president is limited to 2 terms
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Declaration of Independence
Definition
Thomas Jefferson wrote. Broke our ties with England.
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Articles of Confederation
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our very first government... very weak. Could not regulate trade, tax. Only contained one branch of government. A unicameral legislature.
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Virginia Plan
Definition
Plan at the const. convention that wanted representation to be based on population
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Great Compromise (Ct. Compromise)
Definition
Plan that created the House and Senate to settle the battle over representation between big and small states at the convention.
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19th amendment
Definition
women's right to vote
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due process rights
Definition
your legal protections under the constitution when you are arrested or on trial like right to an attorney, remain silent, have a fair and speedy trial of your peers, etc. NO cruel punishment, etc.
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Habeas Corpus
Definition
Court order to bring a criminal to the judge. This is guaranteed to citizens under the Constitution and prevents you from being kept in jail indefinitely.
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reserved powers
Definition
powers left for the states
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concurrent powers
Definition
powers that shared by the states and national government
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Implied powers
Definition
come from the elastic clause/necessary and proper clause. Not stated. Reasonably inferred or suggested powers,
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Federalism
Definition
dividing power between the states and national government.
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Confederacy
Definition
puts power at the state level.
Term
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Definition
says that states must recognize the legal documents nad proceedings of other states (like birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.)
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10th amendment
Definition
reserved powers amendment
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judicial review
Definition
courts power to declare laws unconstitutional
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What do you do with a worn out tattered flag?
Definition
burn it and bury it.
Term
To show respect with the flag during a time of mourning/national sadness?
Definition
lower the flag to half mast.
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