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Practice by which only 1/3 of the Senate is up for reelection in any given year
a) filibuster b) cloture c) continuous body d) off-year election
Giving out seats in the House of Representatives based on a state's population
a) gerrymandering b) re-districting c) apportionment d) cloture
Changing the meaning of the Constitution without changing the words.
a) Formal Amendment b) Executive Agreement c) Bill d) Informal Amendment
Ability of one branch to stop another if one branch steps over their powers
a) separation of powers b) federalism c) judicial review d) checks and balances
Idea that each branch has their own, unique powers
a) separation of powers b) checks and balances c) federalism d) judicial review
Creation of the state that grew out of family structures
a) divine right b) evolutionary c) force d) social contract
The group of people who officially elect the President
a) Electoral College b) Electorate c) State legislatures d) Congress
When the president makes a pact with the leader of another country
a) treaty b) executive order c) executive agreement d) mandate
The death penalty
a) cruel and unusual punishment b) capital punishment c) original jurisdiction d) appellate jurisdiction
Ability of the President to reject legislation passed by Congress
a) Veto b) Judicial Review c) Legislative Oversight d) Bureaucracy
A group of people who live in a defined territory that is organized politically
a) army b) republic c) nation d) population
Ability of courts to declare government actions unconstitutional
a) Separation of Powers b) Judicial Review c) Federalism d) Republicanism
Institution through which laws are made and enforced
a) Congress b) Supreme Court c) Parliament d) government
Type of government where the ultimate authority rests with the people
a) democracy b) oligarchy c) autocracy d) confederation
Type of government where the rulers are not held accountable to the will of the people
a) dictatorship b) democracy c) republic d) federalism
English document from 1215 that first granted rights to the accused
a) English Bill of Rights b) Petition of Right c) Mayflower Compact d) Magna Carta
A two house legislature
a) unicameral b) Senate c) bicameral d) House of Representatives
Idea that the government must work within the boundaries set by the people and the constitution
a) federalism b) limited government c) judicial review d) republicanism
A form of government where elected officials make laws for the good of the people
a) autocracy b) oligarchy c) representative democracy d) direct democracy
Part of the First Amendment that prevents the government from creating a state church
a) free exercise clause b) due process clause c) equal protection clause d) establishment clause
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