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chapter 7

Bicameral having, consisting of, or based on two legislative chambers
Republic a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president
Ordinance a law set forth by a governmental authority
Depreciate to lower in honor or esteem
Depression a state of feeling sad
Manumission the act or process of manumitting especially : formal emancipation from slavery
Proportional a number or quantity in a proportion
Compromise settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions
Federalism the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent (see CONSTITUENT entry 2 sense 1) units
Legislative Branch the branch of government having the power to make laws; the legislature.
Executive Branch the branch of government charged with the execution and enforcement of laws and policies and the administration of public affairs; the executive.
Electoral College a body of electors
Judicial Branch the branch of government charged with the interpretation of laws and the administration of justice; the judiciary.
Check and Balances a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power
Amendment the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure
Federalist an advocate of federalism
Anti-Federalist a person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
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