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CLCS US History 8

New Government

What is the supreme law of the land? The Constitution
Sharing of powers between national and state governments Federalism
A change in the constitution Amendment
The nations first set of laws, not effective! Articles of Confederation
Each branch has the power to limit the actions of the others Checks and balances
The House of Representitives and Senate together make up Congress
A government where the power is held by the people Democracy
The branch headed by the President who enforces laws and makes treaties Executive
The branch that makes laws and impeaches the president Legislative
The branch that determines if laws are constitutional or not Judicial
The plan for admitting new states to the Union Northwest Ordinance
A group of people who have the same ideas about government, they nominate canidates Political Party
Branch of Congress where each state has 2 representitives Senate
Branch of Congress where represehtation is based on population House of Representitves
Plan to count slaves only as a part of a person in the census 3/5 compromise
census Counting of all the people in America every 10 years.
Created by: CLCS