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social studies vocab

words used in social studies

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CONSTITUTION a written plan of government
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 during which 55 delegates wrote the constitution..
ANTI-FEDERALIST people who opposed the new constitution; they feared strong national government demanded a bill of rights, George Mason and Patrick Henry were leading the Anti-Federalists.
FEDERALALISTS people who supported the new
CONSTITUTION a written plan of government
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 during which 55 delegates wrote the constitution..
ANTI-FEDERALIST people who opposed the new constitution; they feared strong national government demanded a bill of rights, George Mason and Patrick Henry were leading the Anti-Federalists.
FEDERALALISTS people who supported the new constitution and watched a strong national government, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison were leaders of the federalists.
GRIEVANCE a complaint, such as those listed in the Declaration of Independence against the British government; were addressed by the Constitution
BILL OF RIGHTS the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, they guarantee basic rights, was one way the unalienable rights were protected by the new government, the Anti-Federalists insisted it be added before they ratified the Constitution
RATIFICATON to formally approve of a document
AMENDMENTS changes or additions to an official document; the process to amend the Constitution was difficult to prevent frequent, unnecessary changes
SEPARATION OF POWERS this principle of the Constitution divided the power of government into legislative, executive, and judicial branches; each has its own specific duties
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