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8th Grade US History

A More Perfect Union

________________is a system of government in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them Representative Government
A ___________ is a nation in which voters choose representatives to govern them. Republic
___________is a philosophy of limited government with elected representatives serving at the will of the people. Republicanism
____________is a system in which each branch of government has its own powers. The Three Branches of Government are the Legislative Branch (makes laws), the Judicial Branch (interprets the laws), and the Executive Branch (enforces the laws). Separation of Powers
____________is a system set up by the Constitution in which each branch of the federal government has the power to check, or control, the actions of the other branches. Checks and Balances
_____________is the dividing of power between the states and the national government. Some powers are delegated to the states and others only to the national government. There are some that are shared powers. Federalism
______________is a political theory that states the government is subject to the will of the people. This theory was seen in the practice of allowing each territory to decide for itself whether or not to allow slavery. Popular Sovereignty
___Means to change. Amend
The_______occurred in western Pennsylvania when farmers rebelled about a tax on whiskey and the grain that was used to make it. Washington sent in the army to show the national government had the power to enforce its laws. Whiskey Rebellion
The first political parties began during ______’s term. Washington
The Federalists were led by _______ who believed in more national power and the Democratic-Republicans were led by ___ believed in more state powers. Alexander Hamilton,Thomas Jefferson
Amendments are proposed by Congress by ___ vote of both houses. It then goes to the state legislatures to be ratified, must have 3/4 votes to pass OR passage by 3/4 votes in special state convention 2/3
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