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Enumerated Power given to the Federal Government only
Concurrent those powers shared by the national and state governments
Executive branch of government that enforces laws
Preamble the introduction to the constitution that states the goals of the governments
Amendment any change to the constitution
Separation of Powers the idea that the government should be divided into 3 branches to avoid an abuse of power
The Charters of the VA Company Established the rights to Englishmen would be guaranteed to the colonists
Elastic Clause gives Congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out its duties
Reserved powers given to the state governments only
The Virginia Declaration of Rights served as a model for the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution
Legislative Branch branch of government that make laws
Ratification to approve. The constitution was ratified June 1788
Declaration of Independence establish and listed the unalienable rights of all men
Judicial Brach the branch of government that interprets the law
Article of Confederation established the first form of government for the independent states
Articles the seven sections the constitution following the Preamble
Constitution establishes the structure of presents national governmeny
Virginia Statue 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 to 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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