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Constituion Unit Tes

Social Studies

Executive Branch The Executive Branch is powered by the President. The President is responsible for enforcing the laws.
Checks and Balances Checks and Balances are a system to make sure one branch is not to powerful and one branch does not have enough power. Example: The legislative branch has a check on judicial that senate approves federal judge.
Constitution The Constitution is the laws and principles of the United States.
Legislative Branch The Legislative Branch is powered by the congress( House of Representatives and The Senate) The Legislative Branch has the authority to pass laws.
Electoral College The Electoral College is an indirect election where electors vote for the president by how many votes each person voted for in that state. Example: New York has 29 electoral votes which means what ever president has the most votes get the 29 votes.
Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation was the name of the first Constitution.
Three-Fifths Compromise The Three-Fifths Compromise was that slaves were 3/5's of a person in the population of a state.
Constitutional Convections Was revise the Articles of Confederation. It was held in Philadelphia in 1787.
Virginia Plan The Virginia Plan was a plan to write a whole new Constitution instead of revising the old one.
New Jersey Plan The New Jersey Plan proposed that all states would get the same amount of representatives,so smaller states would have a fair amount.
Problems Under the Articles of Confederation There were many weaknesses, Congress had many troubles with
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