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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Bicameral having, consisting of, or based on two legislative chambers
Republic a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.
Ordinance an authoritative decree or direction
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 corresponding in size, degree, or intensity having the same or a constant ratio
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 units
Legislative Branch belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as making laws, levying and collecting taxes, and making financial appropriations. having the power or performing the function of legislating
Executive Branch relating to the execution of the laws and the conduct of public and national affairs. diplomatic representation, superintendence of the execution of the laws, and appointment of officials and that usually has some power over legislation
Electoral College a body of electors. one that elects the president and vice president of the U.S.
Judicial Branch belonging to the branch of government that is charged with trying all cases that involve the government and with the administration of justice within its
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
Anti-Federalist a person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
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