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C Jones Government

Early Government

Unicameral Uni=one Cameral=house One house legislature
Legislative Law making body of government EX: Congress, General Assembly
Executive Law enforcing body of government EX: President, Governor
Judicial Law judging body of government EX: Supreme Court
Georgia's Constitution of 1776 First set of rules governing Georgia. Established 3 branches of government (Separation of Powers), with the Legislative having most power (no Checks and Balances)
Abraham Baldwin Georgian who attended Constitutional Convention, his vote forced the Great Compromise, signed US Constitution
William Few Georgia who attended Constitutional Convention, signed US Constitution
Bicameral Bi-two Cameral=house Two house legislature
Bill of Rights First ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Define rights of citizens
Ratify officially approve
Articles of Confederation First set of rules governing the U.S. Established weak central government, giving states majority of governing power. Loose alliance of states. Had only one branch, Legislative. Did not have power to levy tax, regulate trade.
Separation of Powers Dividing governing powers into branches and each branch has specific powers that cannot be usurped by other branches
Checks and Balances Ability of each branch of government to keep other branches from getting too powerful.
Its this simple Yes it is.
Created by: cdjonesy