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chapter 12

TermDefinition
unicameral one house legislature
bicameral a legislature consisting of 2 parts
federal system pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states
preamble the introductory part of a statute, deed, or the like, stating the reasons and intent of what follows.
popular sovereignty the doctrine that sovereign power is vested in the people and that those chosen to govern, as trustees of such power, must exercise it in conformity with the general will.
separation of powers the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government
checks and balances limits imposed on all branches of a government by vesting in each branch the right to amend or void those acts of another that fall within its purview.
amend to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution
suffrage the right to vote, especially in a political election.
segregation the act or practice of segregating; a setting apart or separation of people or things from others or from the main body or group
civil rights rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts, especially as applied to an individual or a minority group
boycott to combine in abstaining from, or preventing dealings with, as a means of intimidation or coercion
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