Some Government Vocabulary

Fun terms to know and love for your big Bar Exam!

The powers of Congress specifically written in the Constitution
the powers held only by the national government, like copyrights, military, coining money, and
the powers of Congress not written in the Consitution, but necessary and proper to carry out the ones written in the Constitution
the powers of Congress that do not involve making laws, including impeachment and approving presidential appointments
powers held by both the federal and state governments, including the power to tax and borrow money
the powers not given to the national government and not denied to the states, including marriage and divorce laws, public schools, and alcohol laws
the role of the President that involves foreign affairs, appointing ambassadors and making treaties
the role of the President that involves proposing laws and pushing them through Congress - and vetoing laws
the role of the President that involves being the symbolic head of the nation
the role of the President that involves making sure the laws of the U.S. are enforced
the role of the President that involves being in charge of the U.S. armed forces
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the principle that states that the people of the U.S. have the power in the government
the principle that states that the GOVERNMENT is LIMITED by the people and everyone is under the law
the division of power between the national government and the state and local government
the division of power in the government among different branches to make sure that no branch gets too much power
the authority to hear and decide a court case
the ability of the judicial branch to review a law or act and determine if it is unconstitutional
the heads of the President's executive departments, focusing on specific issues
the highest ranking member of the House of Representatives, chosen by the majority party