governent

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governent
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2009-10-13 17:43:00
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The constitution, seperation of powers, checks and balances, amending the constitution, and federalism.
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  1. what is a constitution?
    supreme law of the land, frame work of govt.
  2. What does the legislative branch do?
    makes laws.
  3. can collect taxes, declare war
  4. What does the Executive branch do?
    Enforces laws
  5. commander in chief of the armed forces, make treaties
  6. what does the Judicial Branch do?
    Interprets laws.
  7. try cases dealing with treaties and federal law
  8. what are checks and balances?
    things that tie the 3 branches together, there are restraints for each.
  9. power to decide how money will be spent?
    Legislative
  10. Power to hear and decide cases in conflicts between states?
    Judicial
  11. Power to coin money
    legislative
  12. power to make a state of the union address
    Executive
  13. power to declare war?
    Legislative
  14. power to hear and decide cases involving ambassadors?
    Judicial
  15. Power to regulate the delivery of mail?
    Legislative
  16. power to make treaties
    Executive
  17. Commander in cheif of the armed forces?
    Executive
  18. Power to grant copyrights and patents?
    Legislative
  19. what is federalism?
    a system of govt in which powers are divided between the national and state govts
  20. Formal amendment?
    A change in the written words of the constitution.
  21. Informal amendment?
    A change in the interpretation of the constitutions words.

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