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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Forming a Government

TermDefinition
constitution set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government
inflation an increase in the prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money
federalism the sharing of power between a central government and the states that make up a country
executive ___ branch includes the president and the departments that help run the government
judicial ___ branch is made up of all the national courts
legislative ___ branch is responsible for proposing and passing laws
balances checks and ___ keep any branch of government from becoming too powerful
depression period of low economic activity combined with a rise in unemployment
tariffs taxes on imports or exports
ratification official approval
amendments official changes
suffrage the right to vote
Created by: Mrs.Llew