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Unit 2 flash cards

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TermDefinition
Enumerated Powers given to The Government Only.
Concurrent Those Powers Shared by the National and state governments.
Executive Branch of governments that Enforces the laws.
Preamble The introduction to the constitution that states the goals for the government.
Amendment Any change to the constitution.
seperation of powers The idea that goverment should be divided into 3 branches to avoid an abuse of power.
The charters of va comany Established the rights of Englishmen would be guaranteed to colonist
Elastic Clause Gives Congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out its duties.
Reserved Powers given to the state governments only
The Virginia Declaration of rights Served as a model for the bill of rights of the US constitution.
Legislative Branch Branch of government that makes laws
Ratification To approve.
Declaration of independence the public act by which the Second Continental Congress, on July 4, 1776, declared the Colonies to be free and independent of England.
Judicial Branch of Government that interprets the law
Articles of Confederation the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
Articles The seven sections
constitution body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed
Virginia statute of for religious Freedom The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1777 (however it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly until 1779) by Thomas Jefferson in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. .
Checks and Balance counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups
Shays Rebellion An uprising led by a former militia officer, Daniel Shays, which broke out in western Massachusetts in 1786. Shays's followers protested the foreclosures of farms for debt and briefly succeeded in shutting down the court system.
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