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Unit 2 vocab
|Powers given to the federal government only
|Those powers shared by the national (federal)and state governments.
|Branch of government that enforces the laws
|Introduction to the Constitution that states the goals for the government.
|Any change to the Constitution.
|Separation of Powers
|Idea that government should be divided into 3 branches to avoid abuse of power.
|Charters of the VA Company
|Established the rights of Englishmen would be guaranteed to colonists.
|Give Congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out it's duties.
|Powers given to the state governments only
|Virginia Declaration of Rights
|Serves as a model for the Bill of Rights of the U.S Constitution.
|Branch of Government that makes laws.
|To approve. The Constitution was Ratified 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 from Great Britain.
|The branch of government that interprets the law.
|Articles of Confederation
|Established the first form of government for the independent states. Allowed the states to keep the major powers of government.
|The 7 sections of the Constitution following the Preamble.
|Establishes the structure of the present national government. Living Document Supreme law of the land.
|Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
|Established freedom of religious beliefs and opinions. Model for the 1st amendment to the Constitution.
|Checks and Balances
|A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other 2 branches.
|One of the final events proving the weakness of the Articles of Confederation. Leading to the convention to revise the Articles.