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Civics Alphabet

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Civics Alphabet
(C.U.L.M. Project) Letter: A Letter: B Letter: C Letter: E Letter: D Letter: F Letter: G Amendment
Amendments are additions to the constitution.
Accountability
Being responsible for an activity. Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution
Bicameral
Having two branches or chambers. Candidate
A person who applies for a job or is nominated for election.
Consent of the Government
Government gets all its power from the people. The people set up the government. Duty
A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility: "it's my duty to uphold the law".
Due Process
Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, esp. as a citizen's entitlement. Electorate
All the people entitled to vote in an election.
Executive
Having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect. Federal Trade Commision
The Federal Trade Commission Act was one of
antitrust agencies made by Woodrow Wilson
Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve, and informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. Globalization
growth to a global or worldwide scale
Global Economy
The world- or global economy generally refers to the economy, which is based on economies of all of the world's countries. By: Daanish Hasan Letter: H Letter: I Letter: J Letter: K Letter: L House of Rep.
The lower house of the US Congress and other legislatures, including most US state governments.
habeas corpus
A writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court. Impeachment
a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
Individual rights
rights given to individuals, (I.E. Right to bear arms) Judicial Branch
the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice.
Judge
A man/woman in a court of law who is appointed to determine the outcome of a case. Since there were not words
in our civics vocabulary,
my uncle told me these: Keynesian
Keynesian economics is the view that in the short run, especially during recessions, economic output is strongly influenced by demand.
Kondratiev waves
Big periods of time (up to 60 years) where the
economy slows down a lot. Letter: M Letter: N Letter: O Letter: P Legislative
Having the power to make laws.
Legislative Branch
the branch of the United States government that has the power of making/creating laws. ----> Magna Carta
A charter of liberty and political rights obtained from King John of England
Marbury v. Madison
A famous case where It formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States of America Nineteenth Amendment
Ratified in 1920, it allowed women to vote
Notice
The formal process by which the House is notified of forthcoming business - proposals by Members to introduce Bills, or move motions. Notices are printed on the Notice Paper and circulated before each sitting of the House. Opportunity cost
The loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen.
Outsourcing
Obtain (goods or a service) from an outside supplier, esp. in place of an internal source, like a different
country. More
$$ Less
$$ Proprietorship
A business that is run by one person
who get's to keep all the profits, but it's risky.
Political Party
A political group which run for political power.
(Democratic party, Republican party) Letter: Q Letter: R Letter: S Letter: T Letter: U Letter: V Letter: W Letter: X *Again, no civic vocabulary from our class, these vocab words are from my uncle. Quota
Working to get a minimum of something. (I.E. The coal miner's minimum quota is 200 pounds of coal)
Queuing
A price on a product that is so low, supplies are exceeded, and demand is low, customers have to wait for the rates to go back up. Republican Party
one of the two major political parties in the U.S.: originated 1854–56
Representative
A person chosen or appointed to act or speak for another or others, in particular Sovereignty
The power given to a state to govern it self.
Suffrage
The right to vote in political elections. Timeliness
Doing something at the right time, not too early, not too late
Tariff
A tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports United States Mint
the mint that manufactures and distributes United States coins for circulation through Federal Reserve Banks
Unions
The action or fact of joining together or being joined together, esp. in a political context. Veto
A constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body
Volunteer
Doing an option by choice, (I.E. Joining the Army) Wage
A fixed regular payment, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis
Welfare
The health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group. X-FILE
The House and Senate Rules Committees may place bills that will go no further in the process on the "X-file."
X-efficiency
The opposite of efficiency, when Producing output at the minimum possible cost. This is not enough to ensure the best sort of economic efficiency. Letter: Z naturalization
the quality of being brought into conformity with nature.
citizen
An inhabitant of a particular town or city.
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