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Chapter 7 vocab

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 usually a president.
ordinance a law set forth by a governmental authority.
depreciate to lower in value
depression a period of low economic activity marked by rising levels of unemployment.
manumission formal emancipation from slavery
proportional corresponding in size, degree or intensity
compromise a settlement of differences reached by mutual consessions
federalism the distribution of power in a government between a central authority and the constituent
legislative branch the branch in charge of making laws, consisting of the congress as well as several government agencies
executive branch the branch that carries out and inforces laws, consisting of the president, vice president, the cabinet, executive departments as well as other boards, commisions and committees.
judicial branch the branch in charge of deciding the meaning of laws, consisting of the supreme court
checks 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 apposed to the US Constitution
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