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TwConstitution Vocab

Constitution words needed to know

TermDefinition
Government The body of people that run a country, state, etc.
Constitution A written plan of a government
Governor Elected official who is head of a state government
Legislature The part of the government that make the laws
Bicameral Two house legislature
Confederation A loose union of states
Republic A country in which the power is held by the people
Representative Someone chosen to speak for others
Congress Lawmaking body of the United States.
Unicameral One house legislature
delegate Someone appointed to speak for others.
ordinance A local law usually in a state, city or, town
depression A time of low economic activity when people stop spending money and business' close.
manumission Freeing of individual slaves
rebellion Go against the government
quorum A agreed upon majority of a group needed to make decisions.
nationalist Someone who wanted a strong National Government to hold power
states righters Someone who wanted the power to remain in the state governments.
Federalism Sharing of power between state and Federal governments.
Federalists Someone who supported the constitution
Anti - Federalist Someone who opposed the constitution
Federal, National, Central. Synonyms that all stand for the government that oversees the country as a whole.
Created by: twhitecreekside