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the use of violence to intimidate a government or society.
an agreement at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to count a slave as 3/5th of a person when determining the population in a slave state.
betrayal of one's country.
formal agreement between two or more sovereign countries.
a device by which several corporations in the same business work to eliminate competition and regulate prices.
Lawmaker who votes based on his or her own conscience and judgment and not the views of his/her constituents.
one's house legislature
UN SECURITY COUNCIL:
15 member panel which bears the UNs major responsibility for keeping international peace.
chief executive's power to reject a bill passed by a legislature.
a court order authorizing, or making legal, some official action such as a search warrant or an arrest warrant,
cash-assistance to the poor
assistants to the floor leaders in the House and the Senate who monitor and marshal votes.
an almost obsolete system whereby a presidential aspirant who won the preference vote in a primary automatically won all the electoral votes of that state.
WRIT OF CERTIORARI:
an order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up the record in a given case for review.
WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS:
court order which prevents unjust arrests and imprisonments.
the practice of dividing a city into a number of districts and regulating the uses to which property in each of them may be put. (730)