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Unit 2 vocab

Enumerated Powers given to the federal government only
Concurrent Those powers shared by the national (federal)and state governments.
Executive Branch of government that enforces the laws
Preamble Introduction to the Constitution that states the goals for the government.
Amendment 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.
Elastic Clause Give Congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out it's duties.
Reserved 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.
Legislative Branch Branch of Government that makes laws.
Ratification 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.
Judicial Branch 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.
Articles The 7 sections of the Constitution following the Preamble.
Constitution 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.
Shay's Rebellion One of the final events proving the weakness of the Articles of Confederation. Leading to the convention to revise the Articles.
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