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Ch 7 Vocab

TermDefinition
depression a period when economic activity slows and
unemployment increases
manumissions the freeing of individual enslaved person
convention meeting
proportional having the proper size in relation to other objects or items
compromise a settlement of a dispute by each party giving up some demands.
bicameral having two separate lawmaking chambers
republic a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives
ordinance law
depreciate to fall in value
abandon to give up.
clause a special condition in a formal document
Reformation a sixteenth-century religious movement rejecting or changing some Roman Catholic teachings and practices and establishing the Protestant churches
federalism sharing power between the federal and state governments
legislative branch lawmaking branch of government
executive branch branch of government that executes, or carries out, the law; headed by the president
checks and balances a system by which each branch of government limits power of other branches
amendment a change, correction, or improvement added to a document
tradition longstanding cultural belief and practice reside to exist in
Electoral College special group of electors chosen to vote for president and vice president
judicial branch the branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law.
Created by: Xavier Vanhorn