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Government Vocab 1

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James Madison
"Father of the Constitution"
Constitution
a document; plan of government; law of a country
Articles of Confederation
weak plan of government
Congress
Legislative Branch of government
Legislative Branch
Makes the laws
Amendment
an article added to the Constitution
Preamble
The beginning of the constitution
Bill of Rights
first 10 amendments of the Constitution
Supreme Court
Highest court in the land
3 Branches of Government
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
Judicial Branch
Explains or interprets the laws
Executive Branch
sees that laws are carried out
Representative Democracy
Citizens elect (vote for) representatives to run the countries affairs
Dictatorship
Dictator decides what happens in their country
Constitutional Monarchy
King or queen is just a symbol of this country... these countries have constitutions