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History Chapter 7

Vocab for chapter 7 in History

TermDefinition
Bicameral (of a legislative body) having two branches
Republic a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives
Ordinance a local law
Depreciate diminish in value over a period of time
Depression a period where economic activity slows and unemployment increases
Manumission release from slavery
Proportional corresponding in size or amount to something else
Compromise a settlement of a dispute by each party giving up some demands
Federalism sharing power between the federal and state governments
Legislative Branch the lawmaking branch of government
Executive Branch the branch of government that executes the laws
Judicial Branch the branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law
Electoral College a special group of electors chosen to vote for president and vice president
Checks and Balances a system by which each branch of government limits the powers of the others
Amendment a change, correction, or improvement added to a document
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