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Unit 3 Term

Terms for unit 3

What is Bill of Rights? The collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
What is federalism? The federal system of the government.
What is a confederacy? A league or alliance of confederate states.
What is the Articles of Confederation? The original Constitution of the United States
What is a Monarchy? A form of government in which sovereignty is actually of normally embodied in a single individual.
What is Unitarianism? A religious theological movement named for its understanding of God as one person.
What is the Constitution? A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
What is the Separation of Powers? A model for the governance of both the democratic and federative states.
What are the checks and balances? Counterbalancing influences by which an orginization or system is regulated.
What is Legislative? Having the power to make laws.
What is Bicameral? Having two branches or characters.
What is Judicial? Appropriate to court or judge.
What is the Supreme Court? The highest Judicial court in U.S states.
What is Executive? Having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into affect.
What is Citizenship? The status of a citizen with rights, and duties.
What are the Amendments? A minor change in documents.
What is Congress? The national legislative body of a country.
What is the Senate? Any of various legislative or governing bodies, in particular.
What is the House of Representatives? The lower house of the U.S congress.
What are the Founders? A person who establishes an institution or settlement.
What are Framers? Delegates to the Philadelphia Convention held in 1787 and those who wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights.
What is a Democrat? An advocate or supporter of democracy.
What is a Republican? A person advocating or supporting republican government.
What is an electoral college? A body of people representing the states of the U.S, who formally cast votes of the president and vice president.
What is media bias? Refers to the bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media, in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered.
Who is Obama? The 44th president of the U.S, he was part of the democratic party, he was the first African American president.
Who is Biden? The vice president of Obama.
Who is Romney? An American businessman, Republican party politician, and was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts.
Who is Ryan? A U.S Congressman also, Mitt Romney's vice president.
WHat are the state issues? Anything provided by the state.
What are the national platforms? An Irish Eurosceptic lobby group which campaigns against greater European Union integration.
What are the third parties? A person or group besides the two primarily involved in a situation.