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Unformatted text preview: November 27, 2008 Chapter 3-3 Amending the Constitution Vocabulary: 1. ratify-to approve 2. petition- an appeal 3. balanced budget-plan requiring that what the gov spends will not exceed its income 4. impeach-to accuse a public official of misconduct in office 5. Treaty-a formal agreement between the gov of 2 or more countries 6. Executive agreement-an agreement made between the president and a head of state 7. Judicial restraint-the philosophy that the Supreme County should avoid taking the initiative on social and political questions 8. Judicial activism-philosophy that the Supreme Court should play an active role in shaping national policies by addressing social and political issues Notes: The Amendment Process--amendments may be proposed and ratified 2 ways 1. 2/3’s vote of each house of Congress-only ways used to date 2. by a national convention called by Congress at the request of 2/3’s of the states-1975-1991, 32 states legislatures petitioned Congress for a convention to propose an amendment requiring a balanced budget...
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