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chapter 7

chapter 7 vocab words

TermDefinition
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 is in modern times is usually a president
Ordinance a law set forth by a government authority
Depreciate to lower in honor or esteem/ to lower the price of estimated value of
Depression the act of feeling sad/a mood disorder
Manumission the act or process of manumitting especially: formal emancipation from slavery manumitting: to release from slavery
proportional a corresponding in size, degree, or intensity
compromise settlement of differences
federalism the distribution of power in a organization ( such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent
legislative branch belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers ad making laws, levying collecting taxes, and making financial appropriations
executive branch belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as diplomatic representation, superintendence of the execution of the laws, and appointment of officials and that usually has some power over legislation (as through veto)
electoral college a body of electors especially : 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 jurisdiction
checks and balance 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 federalist an advocate of a federal union between the American colonies after the Revolution and of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
anti federalist a person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
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