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constitution a detailed written plan for the government
bicameral legislature consisting of two parts
confederation group of individuals or state governments
ratify to vote
constitutional convention meeting of state delegate in 1787 leading to adoptions of new constitution
great compromise agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation
three fifths compromise agreement providing that enslave person
preamble the opening section of the constitution
legislative branch the lawmaking branch of government
executive branch the branch of government that carries out the laws
judicial branch the branch of government that interprets laws
amendment any change in the constitutions
popular soverignty the notion that power lies with with the people
rule of law principle that the law applies to every one
separation powers the spit of authority among the legislative
checks and balances system in witch each branch of government is able to check
reserved powers powers that the constitutions does not give tot he national government
concurrent powers powers shared by the sate and government
Created by: eduardoreynoso



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