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there it was decided that there would be a republican government and a balanced government, and there would be voting
based of popular sovereignty; structures, powers, and limits of the government are set forth in a constitution
a system of selecting policymakers and of organizing government so that policy represents and responds to the public's preferences
direct (particapatory) democracy
form of democracy in which most, or all, of the citizenry participate directly
ex post facto law
constitution prohibits convicting a person for committing an act that was not illegal at the time the act was performed, but was later made illegal
said the government would be bicameral, representation by population in the lower house (house of representatives), and equal representation in the senate
powers authorized by the Constitution that seem to be implied by powers expressly stated
power of the president to veto particular items of a bill without having to veto the whole bill
closely knit alliance of military, government, and corporate officials percieved as the center of wealth and political power
a government in which leaders make decisions by winning a competative struggle for popular vote
a group of farmers led by Daniel Shay that rebelled and made leaders question the Articles of Confederation's power limit violations of property rights
pushed for three branches, bicameralism, representation based on population, and a national government
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