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Ch. 7 section 3

History vocabulary

federalism the sharing of power between federal and state governments
legislative branch the branch of government that makes the nation's laws
executive branch the branch of the government, headed by the president, that carries out the nation's laws and policies
judicial branch the branch of government, including the federal court system, that interprets the nations laws
checks and balances the system in which each branch of government has a check on the other two branches so that no one branch becomes too powerful
amendment an addition to a formal document such as the Constitution
Electoral College a special group of voters selected by their state's voters to vote for the president and vice president
tradition cultural beliefs and practices
reside to exist or live within
Created by: mshellabarger