Community member who owes loyalty to the government and is entitled to protection from it.
The study of the rights and duties of citizens.
Where the majority of people earn their living by providing a service rather than manufacturing a product.
Rights and duties of members of a state.
one that allows a person to vote without going to the polls on Election Day.
a vote of not guilty.
programs intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minority groups and women gain access to jobs and oppurtunities.
an official representative of a country's government.
any change in the Constitution.
a pardon to a group of people.
Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
annual cost of credit expressed as a percentage of the amount borrowed.
those who opposed ratification of the Constitution.
Legislation to prevent new monopolies from forming and police those that already exist.
system of laws that seperated racial and ethnic groups and limited the rights of blacks in South Africa.
lack of interest.
a court that reviews decisions made in lower district courts.
the authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court.
legislation earmarking funds for certain purposes.
situation in which union and company officials submit the issues they cannot agree on to a third party for a final decision.
files of older stories.
a hearing in which a suspect is charged and pleads guilty or not guilty.
Articles of Partnership
formal legal papers specifiying the arrangement between partners.
an election for an area as a whole; for example, statewide.
a government in which one leader or group of people holds absolute power.
program that when needed provides benefits to offset a change in people's incomes.
a sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that an accused person returns for his or her trial.
inability to pay debts.
Balance of Trade
the difference between the value of a nation's exports and its imports.
annual budget in which expidentures equal revenues.
the list of candidates on whihc you cast your vote.
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses.
Bill of Attainder
a law that punishes a person accused of a crime without a trial or a fair hearing in court.
Board of Directors
people elected by the shareholders of a corporation to act on their behalf.
contract to repay borrowed money with interest at a specific time in the future.