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Chapter 7

More Perfect Union

TermDefinition
Bicameral Having two separate lawmaking chambers.
Republic A government in which citizens rule through elected representatives.
Ordinance A law in a certain state or city.
Depreciate To fall in value; To have a value of nothing.
Depression A period when economic activity slows and unemployment rate increases.
Manumission The freeing of individual enslaved persons
Proportional Having the proper size in relation to other objects or items.
Compromise A settlement of a dispute by each part giving up some demands.
Federalism Sharing power between the federal and state governments.
Legislative Branch Lawmaking branch of the government.
Executive Branch Branch of government that executes, or carries out the law, headed by the president.
Electoral College Special group of electors chosen to vote for president and vice president
Judicial Branch The branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the lat
Check and Balances A system by which each branch of government limits power of other branches.
Amendment A change, correction, or improvement added to a document
Created by: Dokovica59