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civics vocabulary

Enumerated powers given to the federal government only
Concurrent those powers shared by the national and the state
Executive branch of government that enforces laws
Preamble the introduction to the constitution that states the goals
Amendment any change to the constitution
Separation of powers the idea that government should be divided into 3 branches to avoid abuse of power
The charters of Virginia company establishment that the rights of Englishmen would be guaranteed to the colonist
Elastic Claus gives congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out the colonist
Reserved powers given to the state governments only
The Virginia deceleration of rights Served as the model for the bill of rights of the U.S constitution
Legislative branch Branch of government that makes the laws
Ratification to approve the constitution was ratified June 1788
Deceleration of independence established and listed rights of all men colonial independence from great Britain
Judicial branch the branch of government that interprets the laws
Articles of confederation established the first form of national government for the independent states allowing the states to keep the major powers of government
Articles the 7 sections of the constitution following the preamble
Constitution established structure of the present national government of the united states
Virginia statue for religious freedom established freedom of religious beliefs and opinions serving as the basis for part of the first amendment to the constitution
Checks and Balances a system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other branches
Shay's one of the final events proving the weakness of the articles of confederation and leading to the convention to revise the articles
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