Government Vocab 1

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James Madison

"Father of the Constitution"

Constitution

a document; plan of government; law of a country

Articles of Confederation

weak plan of government

Congress

Legislative Branch of government

Legislative Branch

Makes the laws

Amendment

an article added to the Constitution

Preamble

The beginning of the constitution

Bill of Rights

first 10 amendments of the Constitution

Supreme Court

Highest court in the land

3 Branches of Government

Executive, Legislative, Judicial

Judicial Branch

Explains or interprets the laws

Executive Branch

sees that laws are carried out

Representative Democracy

Citizens elect (vote for) representatives to run the countries affairs

Dictatorship

Dictator decides what happens in their country

Constitutional Monarchy

King or queen is just a symbol of this country... these countries have constitutions

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