A Day with the Presidents Vocabulary

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Amendment ›

A change or added statement to a document

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Articles of Confederation ›

The plan, ratified by the states in 1781, that established a national Congress with limited powers

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Bill ›

A proposed law that is presented to Senators & Representatives to vote on

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Bill of Rights ›

The first 10 amendments of the Constitution

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Checks and Balances ›

Term given to the President as having executive power of the United States

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Chief Executive ›

Someone who has allegiance to a state and is entitled to its protection

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Citizens ›

Laws relating to human conduct

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Commander in Chief ›

Term for the President as commander of the nation's Armed Forces

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Constitution ›

Laws of a nation or state that establish the powers of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people

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Democracy ›

A form of government in which the supreme power is given to the people

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Donald Trump ›

The current President of the United States

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Election ›

The process of voting to choose a person for office

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Executive Branch ›

This branch of government has the power to enforce laws and consists of the President

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Federal Government ›

The form of government where power is divided between the national government and state governments

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Impeachment ›

Formal charge brought against a public official by the lower house in a legislative body

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John F. Kennedy ›

The 35th President of the United States

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Judicial Branch ›

This branch of government has the power to interpret laws and consists of the courts

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Law ›

A rule or procedure that is enforced by a specific authority

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Legislative Branch ›

This branch of government has the power to make laws and consists of the congress

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Political Party ›

An organized group that seeks to control government through winning elections and holding public offices

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Precedent ›

Previous court decisions that influence the ruling of later and similar cases

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Separation of Powers ›

The principle that the executive, legislative, and judicial powers are divided equally.

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Term ›

The length of time a person may serve in office once elected

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Veto ›

To reject a proposed bill

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Vote ›

A formal expression of one's opinion; you do this when you elect someone to office