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civics chapter 3
|written plan for the government
|divided into two parts.
|group of individual state governments that band together for a common purpose.
|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 peoplewho would be named by each state legislature tro select the president and vice president.
|supporters of the constitution
|form of government in which power is divided between the federal, national,government and the states.
|people who opposed the constitution
|introduction that states the goals and purposes of the government.
|law enforcing branch of government headed by a president and vice president.
|part of the government that interprets the laws and sees that they are fairly applied.
|any change in the constitution.
|the idea that the power of the government lies with the people.
|rule of law
|principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern.
|seperation of powers
|the split of authority among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
|checks and balances
|a system in which each branch of government is able to check, or restrain, the power of the others
|powers that congress has that are specifically listen in the constitution
|powers that the constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states.
|powers shared by the state and federal governments.