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Vetter chapter 7

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bicameral having two separate lawmaking chambers
republic a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives.
ordinance law
depreciated fell in value
depression a period when economic activity slows and unemployment increases.
manumission the freeing of enslaved persons by individual slaveholders
proportional having the proper size in relation to other objects or items.
compromise an agreement between two or more sides in which each side gives up some of what it wants.
federalism sharing power between the federal and state governments
legislative branch lawmaking branch of government
executive branch branch of government that executes, or carries out, the law and is headed by the president.
Electoral College special group of government chosen to vote for presedent and vice president.
judicial branch the branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law.
checks and balances a system by which each branch of government limits the power of other branches.
amendment a change, correction, or improvement added to a document.