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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?
The Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom!
Why did we need a constitution?
The Articles of Confederation didn't give the central government enough power!
How many branches are in our government and what are they?
There are 3- Executive, Judicial, and Legislative!
What is the purpose of the Checks and Balances system?
It keeps any one branch of government from becoming too powerful!
How can 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 and New Jersey plans?
It created a bicameral/ two-house legislature!
A proposed amendment must have what kind of agreement/vote?
It must be approved by a 2/3 majority of Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives)!
An amendment must be ratified by what kind of agreement/vote?
It must be approved by 3/4 of the state legislature!
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