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Chapter 12

Unicameral One-House Legislature.
Bicameral A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses.
Federal System The sharing of power between the central and state government.
Preamble The opening section of the Constitution.
Popular Sovereignty The notion that power lies with the people.
Separation of Powers The split of authority among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
Checks and Balances A system in which each branch of government is able to check, or restrain, the power of the others.
Amend Any change in the Constitution.
Suffrage The right to vote.
Segregation The social separation of the races.
Civil Rights The rights of full citizenship and equality under the law.
Boycott The refusal to purchase certain goods.
Created by: keylireyes