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Unit 2 Vocab


Enumerated Powers given to the Federal Government ONLY
Concurrent Powers shared by the national and state governments
Executive Branch that ENFORCES laws
Preamble Introduction to the Constitution that states the goals for government
Amandment Any changes to the Constitution
Separation of Powers Idea that government should be divided into 3 branches to avoid abuse of power
Charters of VA Company Rights of Englishmen would be guaranteed to the colonists
Elastic Clause Gives Congress power to make all laws necessary and proper to its duties
Reserved Powers given to state government ONLY
Virginia Declaration of Rights Served as the model for the Bill of Rights of the U.S
Legislative Branch Branch that MAKES the laws
Ratification To approve, in which the Constitution was ratified June 1788
Declaration of Independence Established and Listed the unalienable rights of all men
Judicial Branch Branch that INTERPRETS the law
Articles of Confederation Established the first form of national government for Independent States
Articles 7 Sections of the Constitution following the Preamble
Constitution Established structure of the present national government of the U.S
Virginia Statue Established freedom of religious beliefs and opinions
Checks and Balances A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power to other branches
Shay's Rebellion One of the FINAL EVENTS proving the weakness of the Articles of Confederation and leading to the convention to revise the Articles
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