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  • Amendments: This is the name for any changes or additions made to a legal document. This term most often refers to changes in the U.S. Constitution.
  • Bill of Rights: This term refers to the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution that were ratified in 1791.
  • Cabinet: This is the collective term for the president’s fifteen advisers.
  • Capital: This is the meeting place of the United States Congress.
  • Congress: This is the name of the body that makes the laws in the United States. It is made up of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • Constitution: This is the term for a body of laws by which a country or organization is governed.
  • Democracy: This is the name of a type of government where the people hold the power. This form of government typically elects representatives to speak for the entire population.
  • Executive Branch: In the United States, this branch of government includes the president, vice president, and the Cabinet. Their job is to enforce the laws.
  • House of Representatives: This is one of the two houses that make up Congress. This house has 435 members, and each of these members is elected to represent the people of their district.
  • Judicial Branch: This branch of government is responsible for interpreting the laws of the United States. It includes all of the courts: the Supreme Court, Circuit Court, and local courts.
  • Justices: This is the title held by the judges who serve on the Supreme Court.
  • Legislative Branch: This is the branch of government that creates the laws. In the United States, this falls to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • President: This is the elected leader of the United States. This leader is also the head of the executive branch.
  • Representatives: This is the collective name for those who are elected to speak for the general public in the House of Representatives. They are responsible for making laws that benefit the people they represent.
  • Senate: This is one of the houses of Congress. It is responsible for writing the laws.
  • Senators: This is the collective name for those who are elected to the Senate. Every state has two senators who speak for them in Congress and make sure the laws are in everyone’s best interest.
  • Supreme Court: This is the name of highest court in the United States. This judicial body is responsible for determining whether or not a law is constitutional.
  • Veto: This is the term for the president’s ability to reject a bill that Congress has written.
  • Vice President: This is the title of the person who is second in command to the president.
  • White House: This is the home and office of the president of the United States.