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Eadie - Social Studies - Chapter 13

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articles of confederation
the plan of government approved by the continental congress
northwest ordiance
a law that provided a way to settle this area
delegate
a person chosen by people to represent them
constitution
a plan of government
legislative branch
law making branch
executive branch
carry out laws and run the government
judicial branch
branch that decides the meaning of the law
president
the person elected to run the country
republic
type of government in which teh people ellect representatives to run the country
preamble
the interduction of the constitution
federal system
power is shared between the national government and the state governments
checks and balances
keeps any branch of the government from becoming too powerful
veto
refusing to approve
amendment
additions
Bill of Rights
the first ten amendments
Cabinet
government officials chosen by the president to be advisors and to head government departments
political parties
a group of people who share similar ideas about government