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  1. Gerrymandering
    Dividing the state or county into election districts so one political party wins the majority vote
  2. Line Item Veto
    The President can pass a bill but choose to veto several lines of that bill
  3. Checks and Balances
    The 3 branches of government are given specific areas to govern so that no one branch has more power then the other
  4. Logrolling
    You agree to give favors to someone because they voted for you o supported our campaign
  5. Implied Powers
    The powers authorized by the constitution while not stated seem to be implied by powers
  6. earmarks
    How the legislative provision that approves funds to be spent on a specific project
  7. Nullification
    Is the legal theory that a state has the right to nullify any federal law which the state has deemed unconstitutional
  8. Electoral College
    Has 538 electors a majority of 270 is required to elect a president
  9. Kleptocracy
    Those in power exploit national resources and steal
  10. Aristocracy
    People that a particular social order consider in the highest social class of a society
  11. American Revolutionary War
  12. Declaration of Independence
  13. Articles of Confederation ratified
  14. Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
  15. Constitution of the United States
  16. Direct Democracy
    The people are the ones who make and vote for the laws
  17. Representative (indirect) Democracy
    The people vote for representative who then make and vote on the laws based on what the people want
  18. Great Compromise
    How the states are represented the house is by population of the state and the senate is equal and has two members from each state
  19. Natural Rights
    Rights given to us by nature
  20. John Locke
    He saw society as a contract that the government is suppose to protect our natural rights
  21. Bill Of Rights
    The first ten amendments of the constitution that was written by Madison
  22. Standing Committee
    A permeate committee who writes laws
  23. Impeachment
    The senate can convict the president for bribing, treason, or other high crimes but its the house that has the power to impeach
  24. Article 1
  25. Article 2
  26. Article 3
  27. Article 4
    Relations Between States
  28. Article 5
  29. Article 6
    Supremacy Clause/ no religious test
  30. Article 7
    Ratification of the original constitution
  31. Block Grants
    A consolidation of federal funds that the state of local government may use at its discretion
  32. Categorical Grants
    Have a narrow range of eligible activities and only allow funding to be used for specific defined purposed
  33. Montesquieu
    Creator of idea of separation of powers
  34. George Washington
    1st President  commander in chief of the continental army during the revolutionary war and a founding father
  35. Thomas Jefferson
    3 Rd President founding father the main author of the declaration of independence
  36. James Madison
    4th president bill of rights
  37. Alexander Hamilton
    Founding father chief of state to Washington most influential interpreter and promoter of the constitution founder of the nations financial system
  38. Two President Theory
    In foreign policy the president has more power then in domestic policy
  39. Writ of Mandamus
    Court order to public official to perform a public act
  40. Joint committees
    When two committees work together
  41. Term Limits
    The President can only serve two terms
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2014-02-11 04:25:13
Political Science

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