We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Lesson 16 Terms and Concepts to Understand

delegated powers

According to the natural rights philosophy, people always retain their basic rights, but provisionally entrust or assign certain powers to their government for certain, limited purposes. The powers of government are therefore "delegated powers" in that they are granted by the people, and the people can take them back if government fails to fulfill its purposes.    [ audio ]

party system

A concept in political science that political parties control government.    [ audio ]

platform

List of the policies and priorities of a political party; also known as a manifesto.    [ audio ]

political party

An organization seeking to achieve political power by electing members to public office so that its political philosophy is reflected in public policy.    [ audio ]

sedition

Incitement to rebellion.    [ audio ]

ticket

The choice of candidates of a political party for president and vice president.    [ audio ]
Lesson 16      What Is the Role of Political Parties in the Constitutional System?
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