someone who elects: a) a qualified voter or b) a person who votes at the Electoral College for president and
“college” means an organized group with particular aims, duties and privileges. “Electoral” means relating to elections or electors. The term “Electoral College” designates the group of people that elects the president and vice president
the action of freeing from slavery
issue formally and with authority; put into circulation (emit currency)
the gain from employment or position; payment received for work; salary, wages, fees, etc.
provided with a quality or power
obligations by agreement or contract
have, possess and use with satisfaction
involving in difficulties or complicated circumstances that are difficult to get out of
establishing the number of something
fairness or justice. Equity is a system of rules that supplements and replaces laws in the United States when such laws are inadequate for fair settlement. It is based on principles of reason and fairness that allow the law to be adjusted to special circumstances. Originally, courts of equity were different from courts of law. Today, most states have combined the equity and law courts into one court system.
set up on a permanent basis
shows or indicates
Ex Post Facto
after the fact. An ex post facto law is one which applies to actions committed before the law was passed. Taken from a Latin phrase meaning “from a thing done afterward.”
a tax on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of various commodities within a country, such as liquor, tobacco, etc.
created (He has excited domestic insurrections)
the putting into operation
refers to the branch of government that administers laws and government affairs
currently there are fifteen executive departments, such as the Departments of Defense, Commerce and Agriculture. The principal officers of these departments are called secretaries and, along with the vice president, make up the president’s “cabinet” or group of advisors.
performance of duties
proper under the circumstances