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Politics of the United States
US GOV CH 2 VOC
Terms in this set (27)
Basic principle of American government which States that government is restricted and what it may do, and each individual has rights the government cannot take away
Great charter forced upon King John of England by his Barons in 1215 establish that the power of the was not absolute and guaranteed trial by jury and do process of law to the nobility
Petition of right
Document prepared by Parliament and signed by King Charles the first of England in 1628 challenge the ideas of the divine right of kings and declare that even the monarch was subject to the laws of the land
English Bill of rights
Document written by Parliament and agreed on by William and Mary of England in 1689 designed to prevent abuse of power by in and wins monarchs forms the basis of much in American government and politics today
As cities basic laws its constitution a A written grant of authority from the king
An adjective describing a legislative body composed of two chambers.
Organized by a proprietor (a person to whom the king had made a grant of land)
An adjective describing a legislative body we can one chamber
A joining of several groups for a common purpose
Albany plan of union
Plan proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 for the aim to unite the 13 colonies for trade military and other purposes the plan was turned down by the colonies and the crown
Does powers expressed and implied and inherited granted to the national government by the Constitution
Refusal to buy or sell certain products or services
Basic principle of the American system of government in which asserts that the people are the source of any and all governmental power, and government can exist only with the consent of the governed.
Articles of Confederation
Plan of government adopted by the continental Congress after the American Revolution established "a firm league of friendship" among the states, but allowed to feel important powers to the central government.
Formal approval, final consent of the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment or treaty
Group of delegates who draft the United States Constitution at the Philadelphia convention in 1787
Plan presented by delegates from Virginia at the Constitutional convention; call for three-branch government with a bicameral legislature in which each states membership would be determined by its population or its financial support for the central government.
New Jersey plan
Plan presented as an alternative to the Virginia plan at the constant constitutional convention called for a unicameral legislature in which each state would be equal represented.
Agreement during the Constitutional convention that Congress should be composed of a Senate, in which states would be represented equally, and a house, in which representation would be based on a states population.
Three fifths compromise
An agreement at the Constitutional convention to court a slave as three fifths of a person with determining the population of the state.
Commerce and slave trade compromise
An agreement during the Constitutional convention protecting slaveholders; denied Congress the power to tax or export of goods from any state, and, for 20 years, the power to act on the slave trade.
Those persons who support the ratification of the Constitution in 1787-1788
Persons who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1787-1788
Least number of members who must be present for a legislative body to conduct business; majority
System of government in which public policies are made by officials selected by the voters in a held accountable in periodic elections.
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