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Chapter 3

Constitution A detailed, written plan for government.
Bicameral A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses.
Confederation A group of individuals or state governments.
Ratify To vote approval of.
Constitutional Convention Meeting of state delegates in 1787 leading to adoption of new constitution.
Great Compromise Agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation.
Three-Fifths Compromise Agreement providing that enslaved people would count as three-fifths of other persons in determining representation in Congress.
Federalists Supporters of the constitution.
Federalism A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states.
Anti-Federalists Those who opposed ratification of the Constitution.
Preamble The opening section of the Constitution.
Legislative Branch The lawmaking branch of government.
Executive Branch The branch of government that carries out laws.
Judicial Branch The branch of government that interprets laws.
Amendment Any change in the Constitution.
Popular Sovereignty The notion that power lies with the people.
Rule of Law Principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern.
Separation of Powers 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 the others.
Expressed Powers Powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in the Constitution.
Reserved Powers Powers that the Constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states.
Concurrent Powers Powers shared by the state and federal governments.
Created by: ccalendine