Civics Final

Term Definition
13th Amendment Abolished Slavery
13th Amendment Abolished Slavery
15th Amendment Prohibits Citizens from Voting
14th Amendment Equal Protection of the Law
22nd Amendment President can only run for two terms
15th Amendment Prohibits Citizens from Voting
25th Amendment Allows the vice president to take over as president if the normal president can't for-fill his duty
19th Amendment Gave women the right to vote
22nd Amendment President can only run for two terms
25th Amendment Allows the vice president to take over as president if the normal president can't for-fill his duty
Bill of Rights First ten Amendments in the constitution
Caucuses A meeting at which local members of a political party register their performance
Checks and balances Counter Balancing influence by which an organization or system is regulated
City where the Deceleration of Independence was written Philadelphia
Closed Primary Only Party members can vote for their primary
Date of Deceleration of Independence July 4th 1776
Disqualifications for voting Incarcerated or mentally unable
Disqualifications for voting Incarcerated or mentally unable
Elastic Clause Allowing congress the power to pass all laws necessary and properly for carrying out enumerated power
Electoral college Indirect way to elect the President of the United States
Executive branch powers veto or reject laws or to propose laws and to appoint officials and to make treaties
Democracy a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Federalism the federal principle or system of government.
Chief of State This role requires a president to be an inspiring example for the American people
General Assembly The States congress
Governor roles/ powers carries out laws, propose laws, leader of the party, obtains grants from the federal government, informs citizens in emergencies, create budget, gives the state of the state address grants pardons, and commands the national guard
Impeachment Charges brought up against a government official
Party Symbols Democrat is an donkey and the Republicans is an elephant
President of the senate This person is in charge of the senate
Population role in congress They determine how many representatives each state gets in the house of representatives
Polling Place Place where people go to vote
Magistrate The lowest court in the state
President Qualifications Must be a natural born citizen must be at least thirty-five years of age must have lived in the United state for fourteen years
Political Spectrum People who lean left are typically Democrats and people who lean to the right are typically Republicans and people who are not in a party are independents
Line of Succession The line of succession happens when the vice president and the vice president are unable to run the country
Interest Groups Groups that donate to a campaign in order to try to get the candidate to do things that are in their favor
Primaries The main election for the president
Speaker of the house He/She is in charge of the house of representatives he is allowed to debate and to have a district ad he is third in the line of succession
State of the Union It is a report that the president gives once a year to congress

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