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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

A More Perfect Union

Bicameral having two separate lawmaking chambers.
Republic a government in which citizens rule through elective representatives.
Ordinance a law.
Depreciate to fall in value.
Depression a period when economic activity slows and unemployment 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 of each party giving up some demands.
Federalism sharing power between the federal and state governments.
Legislative Branch lawmaking branch of government.
Checks and balances a system by which each branch of government limits power of other branches.
Judicial branch the branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law.
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.
Amendment a change, correction, or improvement added to a document.
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