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Federalism Federalism is a system of government in which entities such as states of provinces share power with a national government.
Anti-Federalist A movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government. They later opposed against 1787 constitution.
Separation of Powers The legislative, executive, and judicial powers.
Popular Soveriegnty Government is created by and the subject to the will of the people.
Checks and Balances A fundamental principle of American government, guaranteed by the constitution , whereby each branch of the government (executive, judicial, and legislative) has some measure of influence over the other branches and may choose to block procedures of them.
Republicanism Supporter for a republican system of government.
Articles of Confederation A written agreement ratified in the 1781 by the thirteen original states. It provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states of their citizens.
1st Amendment Freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly. The right to petition.
2nd Amendment The right to carry a weapon.
4th Amendment The need of a search warrant.
5th Amendment Certain legal procedures must be carried out according to established rules before a person can be punished.
6th Amendment A fair and impartial trial to all persons accused of a crime. Have the right to trial by a jury. Right to be represented by a lawyer.
7th Amendment Trial by the jury in civil cases where value exceeds $20.
8th Amendment Ban a court from punishing someone in a cruel or unusual way.
10th Amendment Federal government has only those powers specifically given to it in the constitution.
Alexis De Tocqueville French political writer noted for his analysis of American institution (1805-1859).
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