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Civics Chap3 terms ~
|written plan for government.
|a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses.
|a group of individuals or state governments
|to vote approval of
|meeting of state delegates in 1787 leading to adoption of new Constitution.
|agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation
|agreement providing that enslaved persons would count as three-fifths of other persons in determining representation in Congress.
|a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president.
|supporters of the Constitution
|a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states.
|Those who opposed ratification of the Constitution.
|the opening section of the Constitution
|the lawmaking branch of government
|the branch of government that carries out laws.
|the branch of government that interprets laws.
|any change in the Constitution
|Rule Of Law
|principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern.
|Separation of powers
|the split of authority among the legislative, executive, and judicial branch.
|checks and balances
|system in which each branch of government is able to check, or restrain, the power of others.
|powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in the Constitution.
|powers that the Constitution does not give to national government that are kept by states.
|powers shared by state and federal governments.