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Consisting of two houses, or chambers, especially in a legislative


A list of fundamental laws to supports a government


A period of low economic activity and widespread unemployment


An addition to a formal document such as the Constitution


Agreement between two or more sides in which each side gives up some of what it wants


The freeing of some enslaved persons


To give official approval to


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.


a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.


a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.


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

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