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Chapter 8 Vocab

TermDefinition
Bicameral Having two separate lawmaking chambers
Amendment A change, correction, or improvement added to a document
Depreciate To fall in value
Manumission The freeing of individual enslaved persons
Ordinance A law or regulation
Judicial Branch The branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law
Federalism Sharing power between the federal and state governments
Constitutional Republic A form of government, where the head of state and other representatives are elected from a group of people. It also means that there is a constitution.
Checks and Balances A system by which each branch of government limits power of other branches
Depression A period when economic activity slows and unemployment increases
Compromise A settlement of a dispute by each side giving up some demands; a settlement of a disagreement reached by each side giving up some of what it wants in order to reach an agreement
Electoral College A body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice president of the U.S.
Executive Branch Branch of government that executes, or carries out, the law; headed by the president
Proportional Having the proper size in relation to other objects or items
Legislative Branch Lawmaking branch of government
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