Flashcards - US Government & Politics Overview

Flashcards - US Government & Politics Overview
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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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judicial review
Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary
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Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
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Power
Power is an American crime drama television series airing on Starz
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bureaucracy
A bureaucracy is \""""a body of non-elective government officials\"""" and/or \""""an administrative policy-making group\""""
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Authority
The word authority can be used to mean the right to exercise power given by the State , or by academic knowledge of an area
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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
Authority
The word authority can be used to mean the right to exercise power given by the State , or by academic knowledge of an area
bureaucracy
A bureaucracy is \""""a body of non-elective government officials\"""" and/or \""""an administrative policy-making group\""""
Power
Power is an American crime drama television series airing on Starz
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
judicial review
Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary
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
political party
A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government
Interest groups
Advocacy groups use various forms of advocacy in order to influence public opinion and/or policy
political power
In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or outright control the behavior of people
presidential system
A presidential system is a system of government where a head of government is also head of state and leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch
amicus curiae
An amicus curiae is someone who is not a party to a case and is not solicited by a party, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on the case
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
Bureaucrats
A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy and can compose the administration of any organization of any size, although the term usually connotes someone within an institution of government
political decisions
Politics is the process of making decisions applying to all members of each group

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