7 - Birth of the Constitution Flashcards


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federalism

A type of government in which power is divided between the national and state governments.

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bicameral

A legislature that has two chambers or parts.

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Legislative Branch

The branch of government that makes the laws.

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Executive Branch

The branch of government that carries or enforces laws.

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Judicial Branch

Branch of government that decides if laws are carried out fairly.

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constitution

A document that says how a government will be structured and how it will operate.

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amend

To change something for the better.

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compromise

A settlement of differences in which each side gives up something.

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Bill of Rights

A list of freedoms that the government promises to protect.