The Constitution Vocabulary

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Vocabulary about the US Constitution.

Natural Rights

Basic human rights that are common to all people, and not just man made laws.

Strategy

An overall plan; such as for winning a war.

Republic

A Country governed by elected representatives.

Constitution

A written plan that provides the basic framework of a government.

Ratify

To officially approve a plan or agreement.

Electoral College

The group established by the constitution to elect the president and vice president. Voters in each state choose their electors.

Great Compromise

A two house congress. In the house of representatives, representation is based on population. In the senate each state is represented by two senators.

Three Fifths Compromise

An agreement that slaves will be counted as three fifths as a person when determining a states population from representation.

Popular Sovereignty

A government where people vote to decide on an issue.

Separation of Powers

Dividing government responsibilities into different branches.

Checks and Balances

The ability of each branch to exercise checks or controls over the other branches.

Federalism

The constitutional system that shares power between the national and state governments.

Amendment

To make a change or improvement.

Legislative Branch

Consists of two houses (house of representatives and senate) and makes laws. Also checks on judicial and executive branches.

Executive Branch

Consists of the role of the president and carrying out of laws. Also checks on Judicial and Legislative branch.

Judicial Branch

Consists of the supreme court and interpretation of laws. Also checks on Executive and Legislative branches.

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