DBQ Constitution Vocabulary
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A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute ruler, like a king or dictator
A written plan of government
the distribution of power in an organization (such as government)
Separation of Powers
an act of forming the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
Checks and Balances
A system that allows each branch of government to amend or veto acts of another branch to prevent any one branch from having too much power
Articles of Confederation
original Constitution of the U.S., ratified in 1781, replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789
a person sent to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference.
A political authority which governs the entire nation
the government of a country subdivision that shares political power with the federal or national government
the highest ranking executive in a company or country