A document which spells out the principles by which a government runs and the fundamental laws that govern a society
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
Government GOOD, constitution GOOD, no bill of rights, strong central government ; the federal principle or system of government
to approve (constitution)
the branch of government that carries out laws
the branch of government that makes the laws
the branch of government that interprets laws
A belief that ultimate power resides in the people.
powers that the Constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states
powers shared by the national and state governments
the rights of full citizenship and equality under the law ; guarantees of equal social opportunities and protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, or other characteristics
Constitutional freedoms guaranteed to all citizens ; freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution ; natural rights which are inherent to each person
A WRITTEN defamation of a person's character, reputation, business, or property rights.
SPOKEN defamation of character
Being tried twice for the same crime. This is prevented by the 5th Amendment
fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement ; a requirement that legal matters be resolved according to established rules and principles, and that individuals be treated fairly
Power of a government to take private property for public use.
the right to vote
the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex
Separation of people based on racial, ethnic, or other differences