Chapter 6 A New Nation
Terms in this set (20)
Articles of Confederation
The first plan for government of the United States
The branch of the government that makes laws; the US Congress
The branch of the government that interprets laws; the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts
The branch of the government that carries out the laws; The U.S. President
A steady rise in prices that occurs as money loses value and things cost more.
The written plan for government
The introduction to the Constitution of the United States of America
Separation of Powers
The plan to divide the powers and duties of the government into separate branches.
Checks and balances
The separation of powers in democracy that gives each branch of government authority over others
to refuse to approve something
A person who supported the passage of the US Constitution
A person who opposed the passage of the US Constitution
Bill of Rights
Amendments to the US Constitution that protect citizens' basic rights
A change or improvement
A citizen's right to fair treatment through the judicial system
A government in which citizens have the power to make political decisions
The duties related to being a citizen
The power of the courts to decide whether actions are lawful
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