Vocab 8

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  1. FACTION:
    A conflicting group.
  2. FELONYY:
    A serious crime which may be punished by a heavy line and/or imprisonment or even death.
  3. FILIBUSTER:
    Various tactics (usually long speeches) aimed at defeating a bill the Senate by preventing a final vote. (343)(Talk a-bill to death)
  4. FRANCHISE:
    Right to vote
  5. FRANKING PRTVILEGE:
    Benefit allowing members of Congress to mail letters and other materials free of postage.
  6. FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE:
    Guarantees to each person the right to believe whatever he or she chooses to believe in matters of religion. (542)
  7. FULL FAITH AND CREDIT CLAUSE:
    Constitution's requirement that each State accept the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other State.
  8. FUNDAMENTAL LAW:
    Laws of basic and lasting importance which may not easily be changed.
  9. GENERAL ELECTION:
    1st Tuesday after 1st Monday of November even year.
  10. GERRYMANDERlNG:
    Named after Gov. Elbridge Gerry of Mass. In 1812-the drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party or group.
  11. GLASTNOST:
    The Soviet policy of openness under which tolerance of dissent and freedom of expression increased. (646)
  12. GOSPLAN:
    A large agency in the Soviet Union, introduced by Stalin, to run Centralized planning. (674)(1928-1933) Five year plan which demanded collectivization of agriculture and higher production of chemicals, petroleum, and steel.
  13. GRAND JURY:
    The formal device (court) by which a person can be accused of a serious crime. (577)(6 to 23 persons within the same district of the defendant. A vote of at least 12 must he reached for the defendant receives an indictment.
  14. GRASS ROOTS:
    The average voters.

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