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Articles of Confederation this was the basis for setting up their own government
Checks and balances each of branch of government keeps watch over other two branches
U.S. Constitution a document that explains how the government should be set up
Opinion a view or judgment formed about something not necessarily based on fact or judgment
Fact Something that can be proven
Petition paper signed by voters to make changes
Right something that everyone deserves
Editorial opinion article in a newspaper
Responsibility duty; something you are supposed to do
preamble introduction that was written at the begging of the Constitution
Bill of rights added to the Constitution to make sure all people had guaranteed rights
Bill an idea for a law
Veto to say no to a bill or idea for a law
Jury a group of citizens that determine whether the accused determine person is guilty or innocent under the law
Judicial Branch deals with laws
Congress the senate and House of of Representatives
House of Representatives one part of the Legislative branch; state population decides how many states have
Senate one part of the Legislative branch; two Senators from each state
Legislative branch makes laws
Executive Branch carries out the laws
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