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American History: Government Unit
Executive Branch-Head
Legislative Branch-Head
Judicial Branch-Head
House of Representative-elected
President
Congress (House of Reps. and Senate)
Supreme Court
by state population
Executive Branch-Head
President
Legislative Branch-Head
Congress (House of Reps. and Senate)
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American History Government Vocab
amendment
anti-federalist
article
bicameral
a change or addition to the Constitution
people who are opposed to a strong central government
section of the Constitution; chapters that say what the branc…
2 houses in a legislative branch; Senate + House of Represent…
amendment
a change or addition to the Constitution
anti-federalist
people who are opposed to a strong central government
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American Government & World History
Democracy-
Theocracy
Feudalism
Monarchy
A system of government in which power is vested in people, wh…
A system of government in which priests rule in the name of G…
The dominant society in the medieval Europe, in which the nob…
A form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nomi…
Democracy-
A system of government in which power is vested in people, wh…
Theocracy
A system of government in which priests rule in the name of G…
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History of American Government
From where do we get most of our laws?
Which document, written in 1215, was t…
Why did the colonies need England?
Who became the King of England in 1760?
England
The Magna Carta
Trade... A form of currency (money)... Protection from France
King George III
From where do we get most of our laws?
England
Which document, written in 1215, was t…
The Magna Carta
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History of American Government
Charter
Unicameral
Bicameral
Due process
A written grant of authority
One legislative house
Two legislative houses
Protection against the taking of life, liberty and property
Charter
A written grant of authority
Unicameral
One legislative house
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US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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American Government - Colonial History
Salutary neglect
French and Indian War
Reasons for Declaration of Independence
Principles of Gov't in Declaration of…
Idea that the colonies benefited by being left alone, without…
A war fought between the British and French over land and fur…
tariffs, lack of representation, quartering of soldiers, Bost…
...
Salutary neglect
Idea that the colonies benefited by being left alone, without…
French and Indian War
A war fought between the British and French over land and fur…
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AP Government: History of American Government
Why did colonists come to America?
Result of French and Indian War
Stamp Act Congress
First Continental Congress
(1) Religious persecution (2) Land of plenty
"No taxation without representation" demand
First official meeting of the colonists. First step in becomi…
Meeting in response to the intolerable acts. Resolutions were…
Why did colonists come to America?
(1) Religious persecution (2) Land of plenty
Result of French and Indian War
"No taxation without representation" demand
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History: American Government
Legislative branch
Bicameral
House of Representatives
Senate
Makes laws
Two parts... The senate and House of Representatives ... Both have…
Based on population... Election every 2 years
Each state gets two senators... Equal power as House of Represen…
Legislative branch
Makes laws
Bicameral
Two parts... The senate and House of Representatives ... Both have…
32 terms
American history Branch of government
Senate
President
House of Representatives
President
6 year term
At least 35 years to be elected
Power to veto bills
Resident for 14 years
Senate
6 year term
President
At least 35 years to be elected
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US History - Post-American Revolution Early Government
Federal Government
Articles of Confederation
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confeder…
Northwest Ordinance
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
Gave states all the power to collect taxes and control trade.…
Part of the Article of Confederation that established the pro…
Federal Government
The government that rules all the states together.... The Centr…
Articles of Confederation
First form of government used by the U.S.A. after Independenc…
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Formation of American Government (US History)
Republicanism
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Shay's Rebellion
Great Compromise
Belief that government should be based on the consent of the…
a law that established new states to the union
Massachusetts Farmers who were in debt and they protested tax…
Agreement to have two house system (all states having equal r…
Republicanism
Belief that government should be based on the consent of the…
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
a law that established new states to the union
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History American Government
A.O.C
Anti-Federalists
The Great Compromise
3/5ths Compromise
First attempt at federal government. Weak federal Strong Stat…
People who opposed to the Constitution; concerned that it wou…
Mixed the VA and NJ plans into a bi-cameral legislature- Big…
Slaves counted as 3/5ths of a person for purposes of determin…
A.O.C
First attempt at federal government. Weak federal Strong Stat…
Anti-Federalists
People who opposed to the Constitution; concerned that it wou…
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American History 8 Government/Constitution
Popular Sovereignty
Republicanism
Federalism
Separation of Powers
a government in which people rule
idea that people shall excersize their power in government by…
system of government in which the national government and sta…
the division of the basic government roles so too much power…
Popular Sovereignty
a government in which people rule
Republicanism
idea that people shall excersize their power in government by…
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American government and history.
Where did the first humans in America…
When did the first humans arrive in Am…
What was the name of the land bridge t…
Why do we not know more about this per…
asia
38,000-10,000 b.c.
Beringia
no written history
Where did the first humans in America…
asia
When did the first humans arrive in Am…
38,000-10,000 b.c.
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American Government history flashcards
popular sovereignty
Checks and Balances
Seperation of Powers
Constitutionalism
A belief that ultimate power resides in the people.
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the p…
The division of a central government into two or more branche…
The theory developed in early modern England and spread elsew…
popular sovereignty
A belief that ultimate power resides in the people.
Checks and Balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the p…
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American History Final: American Government
Each of the following is a right guara…
The president is elected to a term of
The 3 main branches of the U.S. Govern…
The supreme Court's power to judge the…
Vote
4 Years
executive, legislative, and judiciary.
Marbury v Madison
Each of the following is a right guara…
Vote
The president is elected to a term of
4 Years
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American History: Early American Government
Articles of Confederation (1781- 1789)…
Strengths and Weaknesses:... What It Coul…
Strengths and Weaknesses:... Weaknesses
Accomplishments:... Land Ordinance of 1785
1. John Dickenson (Pa) "Father of the Articles" and committee…
a Declare war- raise Army and Navy ... b Make commercial treatie…
It could only ask, beg, and plead ... a Couldn't tax on their ow…
Surveyed all the land ... a Divided the land into Townships, 36…
Articles of Confederation (1781- 1789)…
1. John Dickenson (Pa) "Father of the Articles" and committee…
Strengths and Weaknesses:... What It Coul…
a Declare war- raise Army and Navy ... b Make commercial treatie…
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American History and Government
Stamp Act
Townshed Revenue
Intolerable act
Boston Massacre
March 22 1765- Printed documents must have taxed stamps
June 26, 27, July 2 1767- Glass, lead, paper, paint and tea t…
March-June 1774- Boston port closes, restricted town meetings…
March 5, 1770- Colonists protested against the British, and s…
Stamp Act
March 22 1765- Printed documents must have taxed stamps
Townshed Revenue
June 26, 27, July 2 1767- Glass, lead, paper, paint and tea t…
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History of American Government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A formal organization that directs the political life of a so…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society.
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A formal organization that directs the political life of a so…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society.
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History of American Government Vocabulary
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A formal organization that directs the political life of a so…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A formal organization that directs the political life of a so…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
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American Government - History
Virginia Plan
New Jersey Plan
Declaration of Independence
James Madison
a plan, unsuccessfully proposed at the Constitutional Convent…
a plan, unsuccessfully proposed at the Constitutional Convent…
the public act by which the Second Continental Congress, on J…
James Madison, Jr. was an American statesman, political theor…
Virginia Plan
a plan, unsuccessfully proposed at the Constitutional Convent…
New Jersey Plan
a plan, unsuccessfully proposed at the Constitutional Convent…
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History of American government
Governments
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
Federal, State, and Local
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Governments
Federal, State, and Local
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
History Of American Government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
History of American Government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
History of American Government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
the system or form by which a community or other political un…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society.
A document setting out the structure and main principles of a…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
the system or form by which a community or other political un…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society.
17 terms
History of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
18 terms
History of American Government
Boycott
Mercantilism
Salutary Neglect
Stamp Act
A group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organ…
An economic policy under which nations sought to increase the…
An English policy of not strictly enforcing laws in its colon…
Happened in 1765, A tax that the British Pariliament placed o…
Boycott
A group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organ…
Mercantilism
An economic policy under which nations sought to increase the…
16 terms
American National Government History
War of 1812
Compromise of 1850
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Liberator
a war between the US and Great Britain that defined the presi…
Compromise over slave/free states made by Steven Douglass fro…
bill created by Steven Douglas to take land from Chicago to C…
published newspaper by William L. Garrison in Boston from an…
War of 1812
a war between the US and Great Britain that defined the presi…
Compromise of 1850
Compromise over slave/free states made by Steven Douglass fro…
15 terms
American Government - Colonial History
Salutary neglect
French and Indian War
Reasons for Declaration of Independence
Principles of Gov't in Declaration of…
Idea that the colonies benefited by being left alone, without…
A war fought between the British and French over land and fur…
tariffs, lack of representation, quartering of soldiers, Bost…
...
Salutary neglect
Idea that the colonies benefited by being left alone, without…
French and Indian War
A war fought between the British and French over land and fur…
40 terms
American Government
Federalism
Checks & Balances
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
Which branch of government includes the President who has the…
Which branch of government includes the House and Senate, whi…
Federalism
What system gives national, state, and local governments sepa…
Checks & Balances
What system divides power between the President, Congress, an…
30 terms
US History - Early Challenges to American Government
Alexander Hamilton
Cabinet
Tariff
Secretary of Treasury
First Secretary of the Treasury. ... LOOSE Constructionist.... Advo…
ADVISORS to the President
A TAX on imported goods
Cabinet member in charge of MONEY.
Alexander Hamilton
First Secretary of the Treasury. ... LOOSE Constructionist.... Advo…
Cabinet
ADVISORS to the President
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The history of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A group of people who make rules and laws, carry out rules an…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
The history of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws are rules made by human beings to guide the society and…
A nation's basic law. It creates political institutions, assi…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws
Laws are rules made by human beings to guide the society and…
17 terms
The history of American government
Government
Laws
Consitution
Colonies
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
a document that sets forth the basic laws of a state or natio…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
The history of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Manga carta
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
Great Charter- limited kings power over nobles
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
The history of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
It is the DUTY of everyone to follow the rules and regulation…
A nation's basic law. It creates political institutions, assi…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws
It is the DUTY of everyone to follow the rules and regulation…
17 terms
The history of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
The history of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
The history of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
the political direction and control exercised over the action…
the principles and regulations established in a community by…
the system of fundamental principles according to which a nat…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
the political direction and control exercised over the action…
Laws
the principles and regulations established in a community by…
23 terms
The History of American Government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
17 terms
The History of American Government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
27 terms
LATIN AMERICAN: history and government
maize
jade
obsidian
hieroglyphics
corn(was grown by local farmers)
shiny green semiprecious stone
hard black volcanic glass(used to make weapons)
form of writing using signs and symbols
maize
corn(was grown by local farmers)
jade
shiny green semiprecious stone
8 terms
American History: Types of Government
Democracy
Republic
Anarchy
Oligarchy
all people will vote to make decisions
people elect representatives to make decisions for society an…
all of the people will decide decide for themselves. you can…
small elite group of people who make decisions for society
Democracy
all people will vote to make decisions
Republic
people elect representatives to make decisions for society an…
9 terms
History of American Government
Enlightenment
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
...
Acted as a "break up" letter with Britain. Originated by Alba…
Plan of government created by the Continental Congress after…
...
Enlightenment
...
Declaration of Independence
Acted as a "break up" letter with Britain. Originated by Alba…
45 terms
American History government terms
Shays' Rebellion
Constitutional Convention
Constitution
Framers
An uprising led by Daniel Shay, in western Massachusetts in 1…
The convention held in 1787 in Philadelphia with the states t…
A document containing certain principles or rights
A person who creates a system such as a government
Shays' Rebellion
An uprising led by Daniel Shay, in western Massachusetts in 1…
Constitutional Convention
The convention held in 1787 in Philadelphia with the states t…
52 terms
History of American Government
A loosely organized system in which po…
A serious crime which may be punished…
A lesser offense, punishable by a smal…
A case involving noncriminal matter su…
Feudalism
Felony
Misdemeanor
Civil case
A loosely organized system in which po…
Feudalism
A serious crime which may be punished…
Felony
17 terms
History of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
Colonies are territories controlled by other countries
Government
A group of people who keep law and order and make laws.
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
American history government
Judicial branch
Legislative branch
Executive branch
Reserved power
Review and evaluate the laws and interpret the constitution i…
Congress; House of Representatives and senate. Creates the laws
Enforces the laws, president,Vice President
Powers which are not written down or assigned
Judicial branch
Review and evaluate the laws and interpret the constitution i…
Legislative branch
Congress; House of Representatives and senate. Creates the laws
17 terms
History of American government
Government
Laws
Constitution
Colonies
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
A document which spells out the principles by which a governm…
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a…
Government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other…
Laws
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society
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