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Unit 5

A New Nation: Founding of the United States

Articles of Confederation the first plan of government for the United States
ratify to approve
rebellion an armed uprising against the government
convention a meeting
Congress the lawmaking branch of the government (House of Representatives and the Senate)
Senator an elected representative to serve in the Senate (2 per state)
State Representative an person who represents others in Congress (number from each state is based on population)
veto to vote against
treaty a written agreement between two states or powers
currency money
unconstitutional does not agree with what is written in the Constitution
liberties rights, freedom
amendment a change, or addition, to the Constitution
petition to ask, request
seize to take, usually by force
probable cause having a good reason
jury a group of citizens that determines the outcome of a legal trial
Preamble the introduction to the Constitution
Founding Fathers political leaders important in founding (creating) the United States
integrity doing the right thing even when no one is looking
leadership the ability to lead others
honesty the quality of being truthful
James Madison considered the "father" of the Constitution
Created by: lmcgehee