Chapters 1-2

  1. Constituents
    A person from a legislator's district
  2. Pardon
    A declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment
  3. Amnesty
    A pardon to a group of people
  4. Public Agenda
    Issues considered most significant by government officials
  5. Polling place
    a location where voting is carried out
  6. Ward
    Several adjoining precincts making up a larger election unit
  7. Judicial Review
    The power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution
  8. Precedent
    a ruling that is used as a basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case
  9. Riders
    a completely unrelated amendment added to a bill
  10. Civics
    the study of the rights and duties of citizens
  11. budget
    a plan for making and spending money
  12. magna carta
    An British version of our constitution
  13. government
    the ruling authority for a community
  14. common law
    a system of law based on precedent and customs
  15. public policy
    the course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem
  16. legislature
    a group of people that makes laws
  17. constitution
    a detailed, written plan for the government
  18. public policy
    the response of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem
  19. bicameral
    a legislature consisting of 2 parts/houses
  20. gerrymander
    an oddly shaped district designed to increase the voting strength of a particular group
Card Set
Chapters 1-2
History Midterm