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Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Enumerated Powers given to the Federal Government only
Concurrent Those powers shared by the national (Federal) and state governments. (Both)
Executive Branch of Government that enforces the laws
Preamble The introduction to the Constitution that states goals for the government
Amendment Any changes to the Constitution
Separation of Powers The idea that government should be divided into 3 branches to avoid an abuse of power
The Charters of the VA Company Established the rights of englishmen would be guaranteed to colonists
Elastic Causes Gives Congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out it's duties
Reserved Powers given to the state government only
The VA Declaration of Rights Served as a model for the Bill of Rights of the constitution
Legislative Branch Branch of government that makes the laws
Ratification To approve
declaration of independence Established and listed the inalienable rights of all men
Judicial Branch The Branch of Government That interprets the laws
Articles Of Confederation Established the first form of government for the independent states
Articles The seven sections of the constitution following the preamble
Constitution Establishes the structure of current National Government
VA Statute for Religious freedom Established freedom of religious beliefs and opinions
Checks and Balances A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other two branches
Shay's Rebellion One of the final events proving the weakness of the Articles of Confederation
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