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|Written plan for government
|Like the English Parliament , they were divided into two parts or houses.
|A group of individual state governments
|Meeting in Philadelphia
|A compromise is a way of resolving disagreements in which each side gives up something
|Delegates agrees that ever five enslaved person would count as three free persons.
|A group of people who would be named by each state legislature
|A form of government in which power is divided between the federal , or national , government and the states
|Supporters of the document
|Opposed the constitution
|An introduction that states the goals and purposes of the government
|Law-enforcing branch of the government by a president and vice president
|Government that interprets the law and sees that they are fairly applied.
|Any change in the Constitution
|The idea that the power of government lies with the people
|Rule of law
|Law applies to everybody even those who govern
|Separation of powers
|Checks and balances
|Order to prevent any one of the three branches from being to powerful
|The powers specifically granted to the national government
|Powers that the constitution does not give to the national government are kept by the states.
|Powers that both levels of government exercise