Vocab 9

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  1. HARD MONEY:
    campaign money that is used and spent to elect candidates for Congress and the White House and subject to regulations by the FEC. (201)
  2. IMMIGRANT:
    those people legally admitted as permanent residents of a country.
  3. IMPEACH:
    to bring formal charges against a public official. The House of Representatives- has the sole power to impeach civil officers of the U.S. (311)
  4. IMPLIED POWERS:
    those delegated powers of the National Government that are suggested by the expressed powers set out in the Constitution, "those necessary and proper" to carry out expressed powers.
  5. INCUMBENT:
    the current officeholder
  6. INDEPENDENTS:
    voters, candidates or office holders not affiliated with neither
  7. INDICTMENT:
    a formal complaint before a grand jury which charges the accused with one or more crimes. (578)
  8. INFERIOR COURTS:
    the lower federal courts beneath the Supreme Court.
  9. INHERENT POWERS:
    powers the Constitution is presumed to have delegated to the National Government because it is the Gov. of a sovereign state within the world community. (91, 290)
  10. INITIATIVE:
    a process in which a certain number of qualified voters sign petitions in favor of an proposed statute or constitutional amendment, which then goes directly to the ballot.
  11. INJUNCTION:
    court orders that forces or limits the performance of some act by a private individual or by a public official.
  12. ISOLATIONISM:
    a purposeful refusal to become generally involved in the affairs of the rest of the world.
  13. JIM CROW LAWS:
    a law that separates people on the basis of racc.
  14. JOINT COMMITTEE:
    A legislative committee composed of members of both houses.
  15. JUDICIAL REVIEW:
    the power of the court to determine the constitutionality of a governmental action.
  16. JURISDICTION:
    the authority of a court to hear a case.
  17. JURY:
    a body of persons selected according to law to hear evidence and decide questions or fact in a court case.
  18. JUS SANGUINIS:
    the law of blood, which determines citizenship based on one's parents' citizenship.
  19. JUS SOLI:
    the law of soil, which determines citizenship based on where a person is born.

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