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vocab words unit 2

civics class vocab words

TermDefinition
enumerated powers given to the federal government only
concurrent those powers shared by the natural (federal) and state government (both)
executive branch of the government that enforces the laws
preamble the introduction to the constitution that states the goals for the government
amendment any change to the constitution
separation of powers the idea that the government should be divided into three branches to avoid an abuse of power
the charters of the VA company established the rights of English men
elastic clause gives the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out its duties
reserved powers given to the state government only
the Virginian declaration of rights served as a model for the bill o f rights of the us constitution
legislative branch branch of government that makes the laws
ratification to approve . the constitution was ratified in June 1788
declaration of independence established and listed the unalienable rights of all men colonial grievances against the king the idea of equality under the law the colonies Independence form great Britain(England)
judicial branch the branch of the government that interprets the law
articles of confederation established the first form of government for the independent states allowed the states to keep major powers of government
articles the seven sections of the constitution following the preamble
constitiution establishes the structure of the present national government living document supreme law of land
Virginian statue for religious freedom established freedom of religious beliefs and opinions model for the first amendment to the constitution
checks and balances a system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other two branches
shays rebellion one of the final events proving the weakness of the article of confederation leading to the convention to revise the articles
Created by: bryanna evans