Government Vocab 6

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  1. DENATURALIZATION:
    the process through which citizens may involuntarily lose their citizenships.
  2. DEPORTATION:
    a legal process in which aliens are legally required to leave the U.S.
  3. DETENTE:
    relaxation of tensions between U.S. & Soviet Union & U.S. & China.
  4. DETERENCE:
    the policy of making U.S. and its allies so militarily strong that their very strength will discourage or prevent an attack.
  5. DEVOLUTION:
    the delegation of authority from the central government to regional governments.
  6. DICTATORSHIP:
    a form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority.
  7. Diplomatic Immunity:
    ambassador is not subject to the laws of the state to which they are accredited. (They cannot be arrested, sued or taxed. Their embassies cannot be entered without their permission and official communications, papers and other properties are protected. All other embassy personnel and their families normally receive this same immunity).
  8. DIRECT PRIMARY:
    an election held within a party to pick that party's candidates for the general election.
  9. DIRECT TAX:
    a tax that must he paid by the person on whom it is levied.
  10. DISCHARGE PETITION:
    a procedure enabling members to force a bill that has been pigeonholed in committee onto the floor for consideration or vote.
  11. DISSENTING OPINION:
    written explanation of the views of one or more judges who disagree with the majority opinion.
  12. DOCKET:
    a court's list of cases to be heard.
  13. DOUBLE JEOPARDY:
    part of the 5th amendment, which says that no person can be put in jeopardy of-life or limb twice-cannot be tried for a crime again twice.(578)
  14. DRAFT:
    conscription or compulsory military service.
  15. DUE PROCESS:
    the government must act fairly and in accord with established rules granting each person their basic Constitutional rights guaranteed by the 14th amendment.

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