Eadie - Social Studies - Chapter 13

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articles of confederation

the plan of government approved by the continental congress

northwest ordiance

a law that provided a way to settle this area

delegate

a person chosen by people to represent them

constitution

a plan of government

legislative branch

law making branch

executive branch

carry out laws and run the government

judicial branch

branch that decides the meaning of the law

president

the person elected to run the country

republic

type of government in which teh people ellect representatives to run the country

preamble

the interduction of the constitution

federal system

power is shared between the national government and the state governments

checks and balances

keeps any branch of the government from becoming too powerful

veto

refusing to approve

amendment

additions

Bill of Rights

the first ten amendments

Cabinet

government officials chosen by the president to be advisors and to head government departments

political parties

a group of people who share similar ideas about government

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