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VOCABULARY Chapter 5: Shaping a New Nation. judicial review – the Supreme Court’s power to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional impeach – to formally.

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1 VOCABULARY Chapter 5: Shaping a New Nation

2 judicial review – the Supreme Court’s power to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional impeach – to formally charge an official with misconduct in office extradition - legal surrender of a fugitive to the jurisdiction of another state, country, or government for trial

3 habeas corpus – a court order requiring authorities to bring a prisoner before the court to determine whether the prisoner is being held legally bill of attainder - a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial ex post facto - a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences of actions committed prior to the enactment of the law

4 quorum – the minimum number of members of an assembly that must be present to make a meeting valid elector - a person who has the right to vote in an election; a member of the electoral college electoral college – a group selected by the states to elect the president and vice-president

5 veto - right to reject a decision or proposal made by a lawmaking body ratify - sign or give formal consent to; approve


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