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What movements influenced ideas for America's government?
The Enlightenment and The Great Awakening
What documents influenced ideas for America's government?
Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Why did we need a new Constitution?
The Articles of Confederation didn't give the government enough power
What is the purpose of the checks and balance system?
Keeps any branch of government from becoming too powerful
How can the Congress reverse a President's decision?
With a 2/3 majority vote over the president's veto
How can the Executive branch override a new law created by the legislative branch?
The president can veto the law
How did the Great Compromise combine elements of the Virginia & New Jersey Plans?
It created a bicameral/two-house legislature
A proposed amendment must have what kind of agreement/vote?
Approved by a 2/3 majority of Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives)
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