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US Government 1-2

the vocab

idea that government should serve the will of the people representative government
agreement that, in Congress, States be represented equally in the Senate and by population in the House Connecticut Compromise
those for who the Constitution represented a too-powerful central government Anti-Federalists
first English charter of liberties which included such fundamental rights as trial by jury and due process of law Magna Carta
organized action to change opponents` behavior by refusing to buy or sell their goods boycott
statement that Parliament forced the king to sign, declaring that even a monarch must obey the law of the land Petition of Right
organized by people to whom the king had made a grant of land available and could be settled and governed in whatever manner they saw fit proprietary colonies
Connecticut Compromise, New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan Anti-Federalist objections to the Constitution
From its one chamber, the ______ legislature of the Second Continental Congress exercised both legislative and executive powers. bicameral
the colonists organized a boycott of all trade with England, hoping to force the ______ of restrictive laws. repeal
Some of the 13 colonies were established by ______, under a grant of authority from the English crown. charter
No one opposed ______ of the Constitution more vehemently that Patrick Henry. ratification
A ______ is the body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, ad processes of government. constitution
A ______, often described as a centralized government, is one in which all powers held by the government belong to a single, central agency. unitary government
Under a ______, the government must resign if it receives a "vote of no confidence." parliamentary government
______ is the power to make law and frame public policies. legislative power
The power to interpret laws, determine their meaning, and settle disputes within a society is known as ______ is the power to make law and frame public policies.. judicial power
Independent states that agree to form a(n) ______ is the power to make law and frame public policies. may still retain their separate identities. confederation
The structure of a(n) ______ requires that power be divided between a state's central and local levels of government. Federal Government
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