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|a detailed,written plan for government.
|a legislature consisting of two parts,or houses.
|a group of individuals or state governments.
|to vote approval of.
|meeting of state delegates in the 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 people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president.
|supporters of the constitution
|a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national,government and the states.
|those who opposed ratification of the constitution.
|the opening section of the constitution
|the law making branch of the government
|the branch of government that carries out law.
|the branch of government that interprets law.
|only change in the constitution
|the notion that power lies with the people.
|rule of law
|principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern.
|separation of power
|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 others
|that congress has that are specifically listed 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.