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Government Unit

TermDefinition
Constitution Document written over 200 years ago – Final authority in the U.S. When it was ratified made the U.S. a republic – gave the Federal Government more power than the Articles of Confederation
TYPES OF GOVERNMENT Monarchy, Communism, Democracy, Dictatorship
Republic A government in which citizens rule through elected officials
Amend To change
Ratify To Approve
Cabinet The President’s Advisers
Federalism Sharing of power between federal and state governments
Bill of Rights First 10 Amendments
Articles of Confederation First U.S. plan of government or constitution. Made the state governments more powerful than the federal government.
Constitutional Convention A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 called to revise the Articles of Confederation
Three-Fifths Compromise Agreement between north and south states that would count a percentage of the slave population in deciding representation.
New Jersey Plan A plan that each state would have one vote no matter the size of the state
Virginia Plan A plan that called for 3 branches of government with each state's representation based on population
Great Compromise Agreement between big and small states with a Senate with equal members and a House of Representatives determined by population
Created by: ecapek29