AOC, Constitution Vocabulary Review

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articleone of seven main divisions of the body of the ConstitutionEnlightenmenta movement that emphasized science and reason as guides to help see the world more clearlyLegislative Branchthe branch of government that makes the lawsFederalistA term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during ratification debates in state legislatures.Ratifysign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.Executive Branchthe branch of government that carries out lawsElectoral CollegeA group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice presidentAmendmentA change to the ConstitutionAntifederalistperson who opposed the Constitutionordinancea law or regulationJudicial Branchthe branch of government that interprets lawsJudicial ReviewThe power of the courts to declare laws unconstitutionalprecedentan earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.Supremacy ClauseFederal law is supreme over state lawNecessary and Proper ClauseConstitutional clause that gives congress the power to make all laws "necessary and proper" for executing its powersconcurrent powerspowers shared by the national and state governmentsreserved powersPowers given to the state government aloneenumerated powersThe powers explicitly given to Congress in the Constitution.