GLOSSARY


Vocabulary Term
Definition
A
amendment
Changes made to the Constitution

assemble

B
Bill of Rights


bear arms
Allowed to have guns.
C
Constitution


constitutional
In agreement with the Constitution.

checks and balances
Limits imposed on all branches of government by giving each the right to amend acts of the other branches.

citizenship


Congress


Common Good

D
domestic


defense


democracy

E
Executive Branch


election
When we chose another president.

Electoral College


equality

F
freedoms




G





H
House of Representatives
One house of U.S.A Congress,members are granted to each state based upon its population.



I





J
Judicial Branch


justice


jury


judge
The person who is in charge of a courtroom and who decides a guilty person's punishment.

juror

K





L
Legislative Branch


law


liberty

M





N





O
ordain




P
President
Leader of the country and commands the military.

Preamble


promote


posterity


press


primary

Q





R
responsibility


ratify


rights


religion

S
Supreme Court


separation of powers


Senate


speech


secure


symbol

T
tranquility


trial


taxes

U
union




V
veto
To cancel or postpone a decision, bill, etc.For example, the president of the United States may veto a bill that has been passed by Congress.



W
welfare




X





Y





Z