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SS: Constitution

4th: Unit 3: CH 10

Ratify To approve.
Republic A form of government in which people elect representatives to run the government.
Compromise To give up some of what you want in order to reach an agreement. An agreement in which each side gives in a little.
Separation of Powers The division of powers among the three branches of the national government.
Legislative Branch The branch of government that makes the laws.
Executive Branch The branch of government that has the power to enforce the laws.
Judicial Branch The court system, which is the branch of government that decides whether laws are working fairly.
Veto To reject.
Cabinet A group of the President's most important advisers.
Justice A judge.
Amendment A change.
Checks and Balances A system that keeps each branch of government from becoming too powerful or misusing its authority.
Popular Sovereignty The idea that government gets its power from the people.
Natural Rights Rights that everyone should have - such as, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Federal System A system of government in which the power to govern is shared by the national and the state governments.
Republic A government in which the power to govern comes from the people.
Representative Democracy Citizens vote for a representative who then votes for them.
Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Framers The major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin.)
First Amendment Freedom of press, speech, religion, right to petition, and right to assemble.
Created by: debiza