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Vocabulary terms related to our government.
an addition to the Constitution
Article of Confederation
A set of rules to join the states together (our first government)
A written idea for a law
The President's advisors
checks and balances
A system to be sure one branch of the government does not take over power
The head of the armed forces
The legislature- the House of Representatives and the Senate
A plan of government
A meeting of delegates from every state to choose men to write the Constitution
carries out laws (the president)
A system that gives power to state and central governments
Members of the Constitutional Convention
House of Representatives
Part of congress (population size determines how many reps a state gets)
The court system
The law making body
override a veto
Vote to allow a bill to pass that the President does not want
a part of congress (2 from each state)
the highest court in the US
Three Branches of Government
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
Head of state government
an agreement between two countries
the right of the president to refuse to sign a bill into law
Washington D. C.
the capital city of the USA
A government run by the people, for the people