VOCAB 12

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  1. POPULAR Sovereignty:
    basic principle of American Gov. which asserts that the people are the power of their own government.
  2. PREAMBLE:
    introduction to the Constitution.
  3. PRECEDENT:
    court decision that stands as an example to be followed in the future similar eases.
  4. PRECINCT:
    the smallest voting district.
  5. PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:
    Vice President of the U.S.
  6. PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE:
    member of the Senate and chosen to preside in the absence of the President of the Senate.
  7. PRIOR RESTRAINT:
    the government cannot curb ideas before they are expressed (549)
  8. PRIVATIZATION:
    the process of returning national enterprises to private ownership. (675)
  9. PROBABLE CAUSE:
    reasonable grounds, a reasonable suspicion of crime. (571)
  10. PROLETARIAT:
    working class
  11. PROPAGANDA:
    a technique of persuasion aimed at influencing individual or group behaviors to create a particular belief, regardless of its validity. (249)
  12. PROROGUE:
    adjourn, in a legislative session. (265)
  13. PURGE:
    the process of reviewing lists of registered voters and removing the names of those no longer eligible to vote, purification. (155, 645)
  14. QUORUM:
    least number of members who must be present for legislative body to conduct business, majority.
  15. QUOTA:
    a rule requiring certain numbers of jobs or promotions for members of certain groups. (610)

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