What is recessive vs dominant heredity?

Mendellian genetics. In mendellian genetics, you inherit half your genes from your mom & half from your dad. Each of these genes can then be either recessive or dominant. Dominant genes only require one copy from either mom or dad to make trait apparent. Recessive genes require one copy from both mom & dad to make trait apparent. Carrier is person w/one copy of recessive gene (from either mom or dad).