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History final

QuestionAnswer
Constitution Laws setting out the principles of government
Parliamentary government Executive branch made up of a prime miniister
Judicial Power Power to interpret laws
Confederation Several groups joining into a common purpose
Autocracy One person holds unlimited power
Dictatorship Leader has absolute power and authority
Force Theory People being controlled based on being forced into one area
Government Society makes and enforces policies
Indirect Democracy Voting through a middle man
State characteristics Established border, constitution, population
Legislative Power Make laws and frame policies
Executive Power Execute and enforce law
Virginia Plan Vote based off of population
Representative government Public policies made by officials selected by voters
Anti Federalists Opposed ratification of the constitution
Bicameral Legislative body composed of two chambers
Federalists Supported ratification of the constitution
Unicameral Legislative body composed of one chamber
Charter colonies Self governed states
Manga Carter Limit the power of the monarchy
Stamp Act 1765 Tax on paper goods
Articles of Confederation Established unity among states
Three Fifths Comprimise Each slave counted 3/5 of a vote
Weakness of Articles Couldn't form a military or tax
Amendment Changes in the constitution
Rule of Law Government officials are subject to law
Separation of Powers Coequal branches of government
Checks and balances Each branch keeps the other in check
Bill of Rights First 10 amendments
Federalism Power divided between central and local governments
Limited government Government is restricted; people have rights
Article Numbered sections of a document
Executive powers Power to execute and enforce laws
Block grant Federal grants in aid for a broadly defined area
Reserved powers Constitution grants powers to the states and not the national government
Concurrent powers Powers possessed by national and state governments
Delegated powers All powers granted to the national government in the constitution
Enabling act Proposing a state constitution as a step toward admission to the union
Inherent powers Powers in the constitution to the nat. Gov because the government is a sovereign state
Extradition Fugitives returned to home state
Interstate compacts Agreement consented by congress between states
Implied powers Necessary and proper laws
10th amendment Powers reserved to the states not granted to federal governemnt
Created by: Hnelson4109