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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 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 period of low general economic activity marked especially by rising levels of unemployment
Manumission the act or process of manumitting
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 between a central authority and the constituent
Legislative Branch The legislative branch drafts proposed laws, confirms or rejects presidential nominations for heads of federal agencies, federal judges, and the Supreme Court, and has the authority to declare war.
Executive Branch The executive branch carries out and enforces laws. It includes the president, vice president, the Cabinet, executive departments, independent agencies, and other boards, commissions, and committees.
Electoral College one that elects the president and vice president of the U.S.
judicial branch The judicial branch is in charge of deciding the meaning of laws, how to apply them to real situations, and whether a law breaks the rules of the Constitution.
Check and Balances Checks and balances, principle of government under which separate branches are empowered to prevent actions by other branches and are induced to share 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 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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