Card Set Information
The constitution, seperation of powers, checks and balances, amending the constitution, and federalism.
what is a constitution?
supreme law of the land, frame work of govt.
What does the legislative branch do?
can collect taxes, declare war
What does the Executive branch do?
commander in chief of the armed forces, make treaties
what does the Judicial Branch do?
try cases dealing with treaties and federal law
what are checks and balances?
things that tie the 3 branches together, there are restraints for each.
power to decide how money will be spent?
Power to hear and decide cases in conflicts between states?
Power to coin money
power to make a state of the union address
power to declare war?
power to hear and decide cases involving ambassadors?
Power to regulate the delivery of mail?
power to make treaties
Commander in cheif of the armed forces?
Power to grant copyrights and patents?
what is federalism?
a system of govt in which powers are divided between the national and state govts
A change in the written words of the constitution.
A change in the interpretation of the constitutions words.