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chapter 12

unicameral single person running a system
bicameral where two people work together to run a system
federal system used to describe a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units
preamble the opening section to the constitution
popular sovereignty the nations power lies with the people
separation of powers the split of authority among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches
checks and balances the system of keeping order between the branches of government
amend any change to the constitution
suffrage the right to vote
segregation separation of peoples be by race, ethnicity, or gender
civil rights the protections under the constitution to the american people
boycott organized refusals to do business with a company