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chapter 3

constitution a detailed,written plan for government.
bicameral a legislature consisting of two parts,or houses.
confederation a group of individuals or state governments.
ratified to vote approval of.
constitutional convention meeting of state delegates in the 1787 leading to adoption of new constitution.
great compromise agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation
three-fifths compromise agreement providing that enslaved persons would count as three-fifths of other persons in determining representation in congress.
Electoral college a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president.
federalist supporters of the constitution
federalism a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national,government and the states.
Anti-federalist those who opposed ratification of the constitution.
preamble the opening section of the constitution
legislative branch the law making branch of the government
executive branch the branch of government that carries out law.
judicial branch the branch of government that interprets law.
Amendment only change in the constitution
popular sovereignty the notion that power lies with the people.
rule of law principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern.
separation of power the split of authority among the legislative,executive,and judicial branches.
checks and balances a system in which each branch of government is able to check,or restrain,the power of others
expressed powers that congress has that are specifically listed in the constitution.
reserved powers powers that the constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states.
concurrent powers powers shared by the state and federal governments.
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