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Bicameral government : 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 an authoritative decree or direction
Depreciate to lower the price or estimated value of
Depression a state of feeling sad
Manumission 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 often capitalized : the distribution of power in an 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 as making laws, levying and collecting taxes, and making financial appropriations
Electoral College a body of electors especially : one that elects the president and vice president of the U.S.
Judicial Branch of or relating to a judgment, the function of judging, the administration of justice, or the judiciary
Amendment the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure
Federalist often capitalized : 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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