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8th Grade History

Chapters 7-1, 7-2, 7-3

QuestionAnswer
bicameral having two separate lawmaking chambers
republic a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives
ordinance law
abandon to give up
clause a special condition in a formal document
depreciate to fall in value
depression a period when economic activity slows and unemployment increases
manumission the freeing of individual enslaved persons
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
convention meeting
amend to change or revise
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
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
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
Created by: SSC