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Utah 5th Social Studies St. 2 & 3

A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution. Revolution
The successful ending of the American Revolution. Independence
A formal public statement. Declaration
Self-government: government of a political unit by its own people. Self-rule
Law determining the fundamental political principles of a government. Constitution
A union of political organizations. Confederation
The introduction to the Constitution stating the purposes of the document; begins with "We the people, in order to form a more perfect Union”. Preamble
The branch of government that makes the laws (congress), Legislative
The branch of government which includes the President Executive
The branch of government that interprets the law — in other words, the courts. Judicial
A statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document. Amendment
A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority. Petition
A group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose. Assembly
Limits imposed on all branches of government by giving each the right to amend acts of the other branches. Checks and balance
Created by: Utah 5th Grade