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Government 3

Midterm Review 3

The Articles of the Confederation did NOT work because Congress ... Congress did not have enough power to do its job.
Representatives from12 states met in Philadelphia in 1787 and wrote the..... Constitution of the United States of America.
The PEOPLE are the supreme rulers, so the government of the United States is ruled by.... popular sovereignty.
The ________________ makes sure that no branch of government has TOO much power. separation of powers.
The Constitution lists the powers of how many branches? Three
This idea allows each branch to limit the power of the other branches. Checks and Balances
The __________________ Branch can VETO a proposed law. Executive Branch
The __________________ Branch can decide if a law is unconstitutional. Judicial
The ________________ Branch makes the LAWS. Legislative
The writers of the Constitution wanted the national government and the states to SHARE powers. This is known as..... federalism.
What does the term suffrage mean? the right to vote
What does the word electorate mean? An electorate is the part of the population that can vote.
At what age may you vote and what war caused this age change? 18 - Viet Nam , if you are old enough to fight in a war, you should be permittted to vote.
Created by: gebs31