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    Constitution Day Vocabulary Word List (229)

    A)Acts, Administration, Adoption, Advantage, Advice, Advise, Advocate, Affiliation, Agenda, Agreement, Allocate, AMENDMENT, Article, Assist, Attitude, Authority, Authorization
    B)Balance, Ballot, Basic, Belief, Bicameral, Bill of Rights, Bipartisan, BIPARTISANSHIP, Branch, Budget, Bureaucracy
    C)Cabinet, Campaign, Candidate, Capital, Caucus, Check, Citizenship, Clause, Cloture, Committee, CONCEIVE, Concurrent, Conduct, Congress, Consent, Constituent, Constitution, Contribute, Contribution, Control, Cooperation, Council, Court, Courtesy, Crossover, Curtail
    D)Debate, Debt, Decision, Deficit, Delay, Delegate, Democracy, Department, Detente, Direct, Doctrine, Domestic
    E)Efficacy, Election, Electoral College, Enforce, Engage, Enterprise, ENUMERATE, Equality, ESTABLISH, Evidence, Exclusive, Executive Branch, Exemplify, Expire, Express
    F)Faction, Federal, FEDERALISM, Filibuster, First Amendment, Founding Fathers
    G)Gerrymandering, Goal, Government, Grant, Guilt
    I)Ideasl, Identification, Ideology, Illegal, Impact, Impeach, Implied, Impound, Inadmissible, Inalienable, Incumbent, Inefficiency, Influence, Inherent, Initiative, Interpretation, Interstate
    J)Job, Joint, Judgment, Judicial
    L)Lame duck, Law, Leader, Legal, LEGISLATIVE, Legislator, Legislature, Lobby, Lobbyist, Local
    M)Machine, Major, Majority, Management, Maritime, Meeting, Member, Minority
    N)Nation, National, Nominate
    O)Official, Oligarchy, ORDAIN, Outcome, Override
    P)P: parties, Partisan, PERFECT, PERPETUATE, Petition, Philosophy, Policy, Political party, Poll, Popular, Population, POSTERITY, Power, Presidential, Prevent, Primary, Procedure, Process, Proper, Protection, Public, Public domain, Punishment, Purpose
    R)Range, RATIFICATION, Recall, RECITATION, Referendum, Representative, REPUBLIC, Requirement, Reserve, Responsibility, Restraint, Review, Reward, Rights, Rule
    S)Safe seat, Search, SECURE, Security, Sedition, Seizure, Select, Separation, Share, Signature, SIMULTANEOUS, Speaker of the House, Special interest, Spending, Split, State, Status, Strict, Successful, Suffrage, Support, Supreme, System
    T)Tax, Technique, Tension, Term, Threaten, Ticket, TRANQUILITY, Two-thirds, Tyranny
    U)Unconstitutional, Unicameral, UNIQUENESS, Unity, Unpopular
    V)Various, Veto, Violation, Vital, Vote
    W)Ward, Wealth, Whip, Wide, Worthy

    Quotes about FREEDOM from thoughtful and great leaders.
    "So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."
    "I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master."
    "There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
    "Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain."
    "It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have these three unspeakably precious things:
    freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to practice neither.
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    2. Explain the term, New Federalism.
    3. What branches of the US government enforce laws?
    4. What does the term filibuster mean?
    5. How many members are there in the House of Representatives? In the Senate? How many from each state?
    6. Explain the term pocket veto.

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