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TermDefinition
Bicameral legisltures to divide the work of government even further
Republic a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives
Ordinance: a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority
Depreciate: diminish in value over a period of time
Depression: a long and severe recession in an economy or market
Manumission: release from slavery.
Proportional: corresponding in size or amount to something else.
Compromise: an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions
Federalism: the federal principle or system of government
Legislative Branch: The legislative branch is the part of the United States government that creates laws.
Executive Branch: The executive branch of the government is responsible for carrying out, or executing, the laws.
Electoral College: (in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
Judicial Branch: The judicial branch of the U.S. government is the system of federal courts and judges that interprets laws made by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch.
Check and Balances: Checks and balances, principle of government under which separate branches are empowered to prevent actions by other branches and are induced to share power.
Amendment: a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.
Federalism: the federal principle or system of government
Created by: Bigtasty03