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14 terms

US history chap 7 test

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Bicameral
Consisting of two houses, or chambers, especially in a legislative
Constitution
A list of fundamental laws to supports a government
Depression
A period of low economic activity and widespread unemployment
Amendment
An addition to a formal document such as the Constitution
Compromise
Agreement between two or more sides in which each side gives up some of what it wants
Manumission
The freeing of some enslaved persons
Ratify
To give official approval to
Veto
To reject a bill and prevent it from becoming a law
Judicial review
the power of a court to adjudicate the constitutionality of the laws of a government or the acts of a government official.
Republic
a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
Democracy
a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
Federalism
branches of government
separation of powers
checks and balances
checks and balances
keeps the three branches of government in equal power and no one has more power than the other