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U.S History

An easy way to study

TermDefinition
Confederacy A group that is joined together in the same activity or goals
Rebellion Many people try to change the government by protesting or violence
Compromise Two different sides decide to stay in the middle so they can end the fighting
Ratify To make something official by signing it
Amendment To change the words or meaning of a law
National Government Makes laws for the whole nation or country
State Government Make the laws for that state only
Federal government A kind of government where power is shared between a central government and individual states
Separation of Power State's power is divided: Legislative, executive and judicial branches
Legislative Ha's the power to make and change laws
Veto The president has the power to say No to a law
Committee A group of people chosen to do a certain job or make decisions about something
Debate Discussing what is good and bad about two different things
Override Congress has the power to pass a law after the president veto's
Executive President, Vice President and Cabinet
Judicial Power to decide if people are following the laws
Bill An idea for a new law. It goes through many steps to become an official law.
Shays Rebellion Is the name given to a series of protests in 1786 and 1787 by American farmers against state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgments for debt.
Compromise An agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.
The Great Compromise Saved the Constitutional Convention, and, probably, the Union. Authored by Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman, it called for proportional representation in the House, and one representative per state in the Senate (this was later changed to two.)
Virginia Plan Was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch. The plan was drafted by James Madison while he waited for a quorum to assemble at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
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