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Pacharis/Civics

Chapter 3 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
constitution detailed, written plan for government
bicameral divided into 2 houses
Confederation group of individual state governments that band together for a common purpose
ratify to approve
Constitutional Convention meeting in Philadelphia to create a new plan of government
Great Compromise Sherman's plan that Congress would have two houses
Three-Fifths Compromise every five slaves would count as 3 free persons
Electoral College method for selecting the President and Vice President
Federalists supporters of the Constitution
Federalism power is divided between the national government and the states
Anti-Federalists opposed the Constitution
Preamble introduction to the Constitution
Legislative Branch Congress, makes the laws, Article 1
Executive Branch President/VP, enforces the laws, Article 2
Judicial Branch Supreme Court, interprets the laws, Article 3
amendment change to the Constitution
Popular Sovereignty power lies with the people
Rule of Law law applies to everyone
Separation of Powers government is divided into 3 branches
Checks and Balances each branch is able to limit the power of the other branches
Expressed Powers powers specifically granted to the federal government
Reserved Powers powers reserved for the states
Concurrent Powers powers both levels of government can exercise
Created by: pacharisj
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