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Chapter Seven- More

Vocab Words for Chapter Seven

TermDefinition
Bicameral having two branches or chambers
Republic a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
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 implements and enforces all the laws created by the legislative branch, and as interpreted, from time to time, by the
Electoral College 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 is the part of the U.S. government that interprets the law and administers justice
Check and Balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups
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: TypicalNico