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Nortmann Vocab 8-14
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Supporters of the U.S. Constitution who urged its adoption.
An agreement in which each side gives up part of its demands.
Agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation.
Agreement providing that enslaved persons would count as three-fifths of other persons in determining representation in Congress.
Approval by a formal vote.
The beginning of the U.S Constitution, which describes its purposes.
A written change to the Constitution.
Bill of Rights
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which set forth basic rights guaranteed to all Americans.
An uprising of Massachusetts farmers who did not want to loose their farms because of debt caused by heavy state taxes after the American Revolution.
The branch of government that interprets the laws and punished lawbreakers.
The lawmaking branch of government.
The branch of government that carries out the laws.
The power of the U.S. Supreme Court to determine if a law passed by Congress or president action is in accord with the Constitution.
A system in which the decision of more than half the people is accepted by all.
Serving on a jury.
The leaders of the executive departments, who also act as advisers to the president.
The upper house of Congress, consisting of two representatives from each state.
House of Representatives
The lower house of Congress, consisting of a different number of representatives from each state, depending on population.
Separation of Powers
The split of authority among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
A person paid to represent an interest group's viewpoint.
Ideas used to influence people's thinking of behavior.
A person elected by the voters in a presidential election to be a member of the Electoral College.
To select candidates to run for public office.
A person who runs for election to public office.
The basic rights to which all people are entitled as human beings.
Due Process of Law
The fair application or the law to one's case.
Money or property an accused person gives a court to hold as a guarantee that he or she will appear for a trial.
The power of the government to take private property for public use.
Testifying against oneself.
A system in which government powers are carefully spelled out to prevent government from becoming too powerful.
A refusal by the president or governor to sign a bill.
Powers set aside by the U.S. Constitution for the states or for the people.
Powers given to the federal government by the Constitution.
Powers shared by the federal and state government.
Opponents of the Constitution who urged its rejection.
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