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The American Journey - Early Years - Chapter 7

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Preamble
The introduction to a formal document, especially the Constitution
Popular Sovereignty
Political theory that government is subject to the will of the people
Republicanism
Favoring a republic, or representative democracy, as the best form of government
Federalism
The sharing of power between federal and state governments
Enumerated Powers
Powers belonging only to the federal government
Reserved Powers
Powers retained by the states
Concurrent Powers
Powers shared by the states and the federal government
Amend
To alter; to improve
Implied Powers
Powers not specifically mentioned in the Constitution