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chapter 3


Constitutuion written plan for convernment
bicameral divied into two parts
confederation group of individual state governments band together for common purpose
ratified approved
constittional conventions new plan for government
great comprimise shermans resolving disagreements in which each side gives up something and gains something
three-fifths compromise delegets agree that every five persons inslaved would count as three free persons
electoral collage group of people that were chosen by each state legislator to select president and vice president
federalist supporters of constitution
federalism government where power is divided by federal, or national government and the state
anti-federalist opposer of the constitution
preamblee intro that states goals and purpose of the government
legislative branch congress
executive branch law inforcing branch of government headed by president and vice president
judical branch interps laws and see them fairly applied
amendment change in the constitution
popular sovereignty power lies with people
rule of law law applies to everyone
seperation of powers division of authority
checks and balances each branch can limit the power of other branches
expressed powers powers granted to national government
reserved powers powers kept by state
concurrent powers powers both level of government can exerise
Created by: jordanlofton