Flashcards in The Constitution Vocab Deck (17)
A human tight based on nature of god.
Article of confederation
A weak constitution that governed American during the revolutionary war.
A government in which elected officials make the decisions.
The power of the courts to declare laws unconstitutional.
Powers given to the national government alone
Powers given to the state government alone
Powers shared by the national and state governments
Checks and balances
Authority shared by three branches of government
Separation of powers
Constitutional authority is shared by the three different branches of government
A group with a distinct political interest
An alliance of factions
Bill of rights
First ten amendments to the constitution
An order to produce an arrested person before a judge
Bill of attainder
A law that declares a person without trial to be guilty of a crime
Ex post facto law
A law that makes an act criminal although the act was legal when it was committed
A new provision I the constitution that has been ratified by the states