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S.S.Chapter 4VOCAB

America's Political Heritage

Answer Question
Heritage The traditions passed down to us from generation to generation
Legislature A group of people chosen to make the laws
Charter A document giving permission to create a government
Tyranny Meant the abuse of power
Direct Democracy A form of government in which laws are made directly by the citizens
Republic A government in which representatives were elected to make laws
Natural Rights Rights they are born with and that no government can take away
Separation of Powers Dividing government power among legislature, executive, and judicial branches
Compact A written agreement to make and obey laws for the welfare of the group
Ratification Or approval
Created by: susanjallad