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Ch. 2 Study Guide

TermDefinition
Declaration of independence Document that asserted the rights the colonists desired adopted in 1776
Articles of Confederation Charter that the 13 colonies united under
U.S. Constitution Replacement of the articles of confederation
Bill of Rights First 10 ammendments
civil rights natural rights of an individual
due process of law requires fundamental fairness in compliance with reasonable and just laws
System of Checks and balances A system to balance power among legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the government.
Impeachment cases - Criminal Proceedings against a government official for misconduct in office.
Political party A private organization of citizens who select and promote candidates for election to public office.
amendment A change or modification to the constitution
democracy Our government, every adult citizen votes on all issues
republic Voters select representatives to support their issues
sovereignty Supreme political authority free from external control
interstate commerce Commerce that affects trade between states and foreign commerce.
intrastate commerce Trade within the state's borders
Cyber law law that governs use of computers, e-commerce, Internet
Browser scanning program that utilizes the attributes of hypertext to allow immediate access to information
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