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chapter 12

unicameral one house legislature
bicameral a legislature consisting of two parts or two house
federal system the sharing of power between the central and state governments
preamble the opening section of the constitution
popular sovereignty the notion that lies with the people
separation of powers the split authority among the legislature, executive, and judicial branch
checks and balances a system in which each branch of government is able to check or restrain, the power of others
amend to change the constitution
suffrage the right to vote
segregation the social separation of the race
civil rights the rights of full citizenship and equality under the law
boycott the refusal to purchase certain goods
Created by: stephanieroel1