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Constitutional Vocabulary


Name:________________


Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column.



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advocate


1) a paper given by the court which can be used to make a paerson come to court and testify








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affirmative action


2) a group of twelve indiviudals who determines the guilt or innocence of one on trial








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alliance


3) interference








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amend


4) a small part of a larger group








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bicameral


5) a person who purchases and uses goods and services








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Bill of Rights


6) money given to an individual or business by the government








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bribery


7) an accused person is returned to the state where the crime was committed to face trial








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budget


8) a government action stopping or restricting trade with another country








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cabinet


9) the highest court in the land








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censorship


10) the buying and selling of large amounts of goods








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change of venue


11) members of a group that make up more than half of the group








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commerce


12) distinguishing or separating people by groups








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confederation


13) the nickname for the group of executive office officials who aid the president








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conservative


14) the Grand Old Party; a nickname given to the Republican party








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constitution


15) a person authorized to act on behalf of others at a convention or a conference








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consumer


16) relating to one's own country








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deficit


17) a plan for how money is to be collected and how it is to be spent








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delegate


18) a written plan of government








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democracy


19) money paid by citizens to the government








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discrimination


20) a cruel and unfair ruler who is not subject to any law or constitution








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domestic


21) one house








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double jeopardy clause


22) a domestically produced product that is sent out of the country








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dove


23) the amount left over when all that is needed or wanted has been used








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Electoral College


24) the right to vote








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embargo


25) hurling insults and accusations back and forth








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eminent domain


26) an army made up of citizens who are called on during times of danger








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export


27) a survey of public opinion








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extradition


28) a group of people who cast the votes that elect the president and the vice president of the United States








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federal


29) someone who favors strong government action to promote social change








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founding fathers


30) a person who is fleeing








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free market


31) the formal removal of a president or federal judge








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fugitive


32) rising prices for goods and services








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GOP


33) bringing groups together as equals within a society








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grassroots


34) the current holder of an office








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hawk


35) relating to a city








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impeachment


36) the authority to reject an act proposed by someone else








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import


37) a limited period of time duirng which an elected official serves the public








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incumbent


38) a formof government








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inflation


39) a formal agreement between two or more nations or states








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integration


40) any government program that provides financial assistance to people who are poor or out of work








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intervention


41) a piece of paper signed by a judge that the police need before they can arrest a person or search a home








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jury


42) accepting money or something else of value to determine how you vote on a issue








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legislature


43) newspapers








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liberal


44) two-house








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majority


45) a political system where the people participate in the government








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militia


46) a government program that give people money when they reach a certain age or retire








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minority


47) the total amount of money the government owes resulting from current and past deficits








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monarch


48) someone who tends to resist government involvement in social change and favors a strong defense








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mudslinging


49) to support








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national debt


50) when the government spends more money than it collects








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patriot


51) an economy operating with little government control or interference








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platform


52) property taken by the government to be used for the public good








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poll


53) to approve in an official manner








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popular vote


54) to alter or to change








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preamble


55) when the accused asks that his trial be moved to another place to make sure he gets a fair trial








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press


56) a person's life and freedom can not be put in danger more than once for the same crime








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ratify


57) a system of government that dividies power between a cetnral authority and a number of smaller states








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representative


58) a term used to describe groups or movements that are started by ordinary citizens rather than by political parties or organizations








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Social Security


59) the first ten amendments of the Constitution








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subpoena


60) the 55 men who wrote the Constitution








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subsidy


61) the number of votes cast by individual voters in a presidential election








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suffrage


62) an international organization founded n 1945 to help bring about peaceful cooperation between the governments of the world








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Supreme Court


63) regulations and guidelines established to promote the hiring of minorities








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surplus


64) a person who loves








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tax


65) a group of states joined loosely for a common purpose








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term of office


66) a king or a queen








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treaty


67) a person who supports military action to resolve conflicts








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tyranny


68) a political party's official position on the issues








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tyrant


69) when the government stops the press from telling or printing certain things








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unicameral


70) a group of people given the power to pass laws








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United Nations


71) a product brought in from another country








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urban


72) the introduction to the Constitution








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veto power


73) a person who is elected by a group of people to act on their behalf








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warrant


74) a person who favors peace and wants to avoid war








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welfare


75) a relationship between groups who share a cause








Answer Key:



49 - advocate


63 - affirmative action


75 - alliance


54 - amend


44 - bicameral


59 - Bill of Rights


42 - bribery


17 - budget


13 - cabinet


69 - censorship


55 - change of venue


10 - commerce


65 - confederation


48 - conservative


18 - constitution


5 - consumer


50 - deficit


15 - delegate


45 - democracy


12 - discrimination


16 - domestic


56 - double jeopardy clause


74 - dove


28 - Electoral College


8 - embargo


52 - eminent domain


22 - export


7 - extradition


57 - federal


60 - founding fathers


51 - free market


30 - fugitive


14 - GOP


58 - grassroots


67 - hawk


31 - impeachment


71 - import


34 - incumbent


32 - inflation


33 - integration


3 - intervention


2 - jury


70 - legislature


29 - liberal


11 - majority


26 - militia


4 - minority


66 - monarch


25 - mudslinging


47 - national debt


64 - patriot


68 - platform


27 - poll


61 - popular vote


72 - preamble


43 - press


53 - ratify


73 - representative


46 - Social Security


1 - subpoena


6 - subsidy


24 - suffrage


9 - Supreme Court


23 - surplus


19 - tax


37 - term of office


39 - treaty


38 - tyranny


20 - tyrant


21 - unicameral


62 - United Nations


35 - urban


36 - veto power


41 - warrant


40 - welfare
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