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Unit 1 vocab qs

Direct democracy A form of democracy in which people vote Firsthand
Representative democracy A government in which citizens choose a smaller group to govern on their behalf
Legislature A group of people that makes laws
Colony A group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere
Boycott The refusal to purchase certain goods
Repeal To cancel a law
Independence Self-reliance and freedom from outside control
Confederation A group of individuals or state governments
Amend To change
Precedent A ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later,similar case
Government The ruling authority for a community
Constitution A detailed, written plan for government
Created by: qsutton