Flashcards - TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Government & Citizenship

Flashcards - TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Government & Citizenship
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district courts
The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system
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circuit courts
Circuit court is the name of court systems in several common law jurisdictions
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United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives
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implied powers
Implied powers, in the United States, are those powers authorized by a document that, while not stated, seem to be implied by powers expressly stated
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House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress alongside the Senate
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Electoral College
The United States Electoral College is the body that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years
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limited government
Limited government is a concept in political philosophy in which governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution
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limited government
Limited government is a concept in political philosophy in which governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution
Electoral College
The United States Electoral College is the body that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years
House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress alongside the Senate
implied powers
Implied powers, in the United States, are those powers authorized by a document that, while not stated, seem to be implied by powers expressly stated
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives
circuit courts
Circuit court is the name of court systems in several common law jurisdictions
district courts
The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system
judicial review
Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary
original jurisdiction
The original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear a case for the first time, as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a higher court has the power to review a lower court's decision
symbol
A symbol is a sign that represents, stands for or suggests another idea, visual image, belief, action or material entity
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
Constitution
A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed
committees
A committee is a body of one or more persons that is subordinate to a deliberative assembly
constitutional amendment
A constitutional amendment refers to the modification of the constitution of a nation or state
naturalization
Naturalization is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country

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