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period 4 (chapter 2)

articles of conf., 5 basic principles of the Consitution, const. convention

Delegate A person chosen to speak or act for another person or group.
Revise to improve, bring up to date
Representative A member of a governmnet branch chosen through an election by a group of people
federal a system of government in which power is divided between a central governmnet and state governments
voting power the right to vote
executive a person or group having the power to carry out the plans and duties of a group; for example, a president
compromise a settlement of differences in which each side gives up some of its demands
interstate between or connecting two or more states
imports goods brought in
exports goods shipped out
principle a basic truth
popular sovereignty people elect their leaders
limited government all parts of governmnet must obey the law
seperation of power government power is divided between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches
checks and balances a plan to keep any part of government from becoming too powerful
federalism a government system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
judicial having to do with courts of law
unconstitutional not following the constitution
ratify to approve
federalist a person who favored the constitution
rule of law government leaders must act according to the law
enumerated (expressed)powers the 18 powers of Congress numbered from 1 to 18 in hte Constitution
anti-federalist a person who favored state and individual rights
Created by: mrshardy1