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Constitution Vocab

TermDefinition
Rebellion Many people try to change the government of a country by protest
Compromise Two different sides decide to stay in the middle so they can end the fighting
Ratify To make something official by signing it
Amendment To change the words or meaning of a law
National (Federal) Government Makes laws for the whole nation or country
State Government (Reserved) Makes laws for that state only
Federal Government A kind of government where power is shared between a central government and individual states
Separation of Power State's power is divided: legislative, executive and judicial branch
Legislative Has the power to make and change laws
Bill An idea for a new law. It goes through many steps before it becomes an official law.
Veto The president has the power to say NO to a law
Committee A group of people chosen to do a certain job or make decisions about something
Debate Discussing what is good and bad about two different things
Override Congress had the power to pass a law after the president decided to veto it.
Executive President, vice president, and cabinet has the power to VETO a law
Judicial Has the power to judge if a law is fair, and the power to decide if people are following the laws
Confederacy A group that is joined together in the same activity or goals
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