system of government where power is divided between national and state government
branch of gov. that makes laws
-senate:2 from each state
-House of Rep: depends on pop
carries out laws
-army and navy
Checks and Balances
-powers of 1 branch overlap those of another branch
-ensures equality of all branches
group selected by the states to elect the president and vice president in which each state's # of electors is equal to the # of its senators and reps. in Congress
the official approval of the constitution, or amendment, by the states
-1785: Constitution ratified
-1790:13th state ratifies (RI)
supporters of the Constitution of a strong national gov. that wanted to ratify the Constitution
wanted to add the Bill of Rights before ratifying the Constitution
rules established for the government for the United States
Checks and Balances for the Branches
President checks congress-veto
Congress checks president-override veto
Judicial branch-checks everyone with judicial review
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