a document that states the principles according to which a nation is governed
having two legislative houses
a union of independent states or nations that decide to work or act together
a form of government that divides power between the national government and the state governmnets
the act of seizing someone and forcing them into service
a settlement of differences in which both sides give up something they want
pride in one's country
-the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution
- they issued the Declaration of Independence and framed Articles of Confederation
-The document which established the present federal government of the United States and outlined its powers.
-It can be changed through amendments.
-persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government
-they act as official advisers
-Land from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains purchased from France for 15 million dollars.
-It doubled the size of the US at the time, getting more land than the US wanted.
-the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
-headed by the president
-the branch of government that makes the laws., -Congress
-The branch of government that interprets laws
-Compromise made by Constitutional Convention
-states would have equal representation in one house of the legislature and representation based on population in the other house
-a system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
-the highest federal court in the United States
-part of the Judicial Branch
-final interpreter of the U.S. Constitution.
War of 1812
-The war between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815.
- England was trying to interfere with American trade with France
-renewed sense of American nationalism
-the first section of the Declaration of Independence
-states basic principles of democracy
Bill of Rights
-The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution -Containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.
The part of the Constitution that permits Congress to make any laws "necessary and proper" to carrying out its powers.