U.S. History Terms II
Period when business activity slows, prices and wages fall, and unemployment rises.
Part of a government that passes laws.
Part of a government that carries out the laws.
Part of a government that decides if laws are carried out fairly.
Settlement in which each side gives up some of its demands in order to reach an agreement.
Separation of Powers
System in which each branch of government has its own powers.
Sharing of power between the states and the national government.
Group of electors from each state that meets every four years to vote for the President and Vice President.
Checks and Balances
System set up by the Constitution in which each branch of the federal government has the power to check, or control, the actions of the other branches.
Overrule. Congress can override a President's veto if two-thirds of both house vote to do so.
Bring charges against an official such as the President.
Supporter of the Constitution in the ratification debate in 1787. Favored a strong national government.
Right of every citizen to the same fari rule in all cases brought to trail.
Not permitted by the constitution of a nation.
Necessary and proper clause
The clause in Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution that gives Congress the power to make all laws that are "necessary and proper" to carry out the powers expressly delegated to it by the Constitution.
Person opposed to the Constitution during the ratification debate in 1787.
A statement in the U.S. Constitution granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers (Article 1, Section 8).
Act or decision that sets an example for others to follow.
Group of officials who head government departments and advise the President.
Right of the Supreme Court to review acts of the President and laws passes by Congress and declare them unconstitutional.
Set aside money for a special purpose.
Permanent commitee in the House of Representatives or the Senate.
Group of members of both the House of Representatives and Senate
People who elect a representative to office.
Informal agreement made by the President of the United States with other heads of state.
Panel of citizens.
Ask that a decision be reviewed by a higher court.
U.S. History Terms II
U.S. History terms from economic depression to appeal; 8 page packet.