Government Vocab 2 Quiz

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Government Vocab 2~ Textbook~ Pearson: Prentice Hall Magruder's American Govenrment


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  • 1. 
    Introduction
    • A. 

      Articles

    • B. 

      Rule of Law

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Separation of Powers

    • E. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 2. 
    Numbered sections of a document. The unamended Constitution is divided into seven___________. 
    • A. 

      Articles

    • B. 

      Rule of Law

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Separation of Powers

    • E. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 3. 
    Basic principle that government and those whose govern must obey the law, the rule of law
    • A. 

      Articles

    • B. 

      Rule of Law

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Separation of Powers

    • E. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 4. 
    Concept that holds that government and its officers are always subject to the law
    • A. 

      Articles

    • B. 

      Rule of Law

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Separation of Powers

    • E. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 5. 
    Basic principle of American system of government, that the executive, legislative, and judicial powers are divided among three independent and coequal branches of governement
    • A. 

      Articles

    • B. 

      Rule of Law

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Separation of Powers

    • E. 

      Constitutionalism

  • 6. 
    System of overlapping the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches to permit each branch to check the actions of the others
    • A. 

      Checks and Balances

    • B. 

      Federalism

  • 7. 
    Chief executive's power to reject a bill passed by a legislature; literally (Latin) "I forbid"
    • A. 

      Judicial Review

    • B. 

      Veto

  • 8. 
    A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central, or national, government and several regional governments
    • A. 

      Checks and Balances

    • B. 

      Federalism

  • 9. 
    The power of a court to determine the constitutionality of a governmental action
    • A. 

      Judicial Review

    • B. 

      Veto

  • 10. 
    A change in, or addition to, a constitution or law
  • 11. 
    _______________is the change or addition that becomes part of the written language of the Constitution itself through one of four methods set forth in the Constitution
  • 12. 
    __________________ is the first ten amendments to the Constitution
  • 13. 
    Group of persons chosen in each State and the District of Columbia every four years who make formal selection of the President and Vice President
  • 14. 
    Presidential advisory body, traditionally made up of the heads of the executive departments and other officers.