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US History

American Revolution

TermDefinition
Federalism Distribution of power within a government - in the United States: (1) division of power between three branches (2) division of powers between central and state gov’t
Government the group of people that has power to make laws and important decisions for a community, state, or nation
Constitution Document that outlines a system of beliefs and laws by which our nation is governed
Representation The action of speaking or acting on someone else's behalf
Democracy A system of government in which all people are involved in the political process, usually through voting
Amendment Change in a legal document
Revolution Forcibly overthrowing a government
Taxes Mandatory contribution to a government's revenue
Liberty Power to do as one pleases and wants
Compromise An agreement that is reached when each side gives up something
Monarchy Form of government with one person or family at the head, as the only seat of power
Sovereignty Authority over oneself, or self-governing
Created by: Ms. Beaumont