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Flashcards in The Living Constitution Deck (22):
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Introduction to the Constitution

Preamble

2

National legislature

Congress

3

Lowers house of the national legislature

House of Representatives

4

Upper house of the national legislature

Senate

5

Provisions of the Constitution that keep one branch of the government from controlling the other two branches

Checks and Balances

6

Powers specifically granted in the Constitution

Enumerated powers

7

Powers not specifically stated in the Constitution

Implied Powers

8

Clause in the Constitution that allows Congress to pass laws necessary to carry out its enumerated powers

Elastic Clause

9

President of the United States

Chief executive

10

Electors chosen by the states to elect the president and vice president

Electoral College

11

Order in which the office of president is filled if it becomes vacant before an election

Succession

12

Message delivered by the president once a year

State of the Union Address

13

Highest federal court in the United States

Supreme Court

14

Authority to decide cases involving disputes over the law or behavior of people

Judicial Power

15

Authority to decide whether a law is constitutional

Judicial review

16

Procedure for returning a person charged with a crime to the state where the crime was committed

Extradition

17

Officially approve the Constitution or an Amendment to it

Ratify

18

First then Amendments

Bill of Rights

19

Being tried more than once for the same crime

Double jeopardy

20

All the procedures for fair treatment must be carried out whenever a citizen is accused of a crime

Due process of law

21

Powers not specifically granted to the federal government or denied to the states belong to the states and the people

Reserved Powers

22

Right to vote

Suffrage