Chapter 2 Vocabulary

Chapter 2 Vocabulary - referendum. The procedure for...

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The legislative branch making the law, the executive applying and enforcing the law, and the judiciary interpreting the law is called Separation of Powers Checks and Balances is the Constitutional grant of powers that enables each of the three branches of government to control some acts of the others and therefore ensures that no branch can dominate. Divided Government is when one party holds the presidency and the other controls one or both houses of Congress. A Direct Primary is an election in which voters chose party nominees. The procedure whereby a certain number of voters may, by petition, propose a law or constitutional amendment and have it submitted to the voters is called a(n) Initiative. The procedure for submitting to popular vote measures passed by the legislature or proposed amendments to a state convention is called a(n)
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Unformatted text preview: referendum. The procedure for submitting to popular vote the removal of officials from office before the end of their term is called a(n) recall Judicial Review is the power of a court to refuse to enforce a law or a government regulation that in the opinion of the judges conflicts with the U.S. Constitution or, in a state court, the state constitution. Writ of mandamus is a court order directing an official to perform an official duty. A(n) impeachment is a formal accusation against a public official, the first step in removal from office. A(n) executive order is a directive issued by a president or governor that has the force of law. Executive privilege is the power to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security/...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course ECON 114 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Bowling Green.

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