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Vocabulary Day One Articles of Confederation- Create a “firm league of friendship” in which each state kept its freedom and independence. Republic- A country.

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1 Vocabulary Day One Articles of Confederation- Create a “firm league of friendship” in which each state kept its freedom and independence. Republic- A country governed by elected representatives. Constitution- A written plan that provides the basic framework of a government. Compromise- Agreement in which both sides in a dispute agree to give up something to achieve a settlement. Ratify- Official approval or confirmation.

2 Vocabulary Day Two Checks and Balances- Ability of each branch of government to exercise check, or control, over other branches. Popular Sovereignty- A government in which the people rule and vote to decide an issue. Federalism- Form of government where power is shared among the central government and the states. Bicameral- Having 2 branches of a legislative government. Veto- The right to cancel or postpone decisions.

3 Vocabulary Day Three Impeachment- Process of accusing a public official of a wrongdoing. Judicial Branch- Interprets the law. Supreme court and other federal courts. Highest court in the nation. Executive Branch- Enforce the laws. President and Vice President. Legislative Branch- Make laws. House of Representative and the Senate (Bi-cameral, or two parts) House and Senate- Make laws.

4 Vocabulary Day Four Congress- Part of the legislative branch. Contains the House and Senate. Democracy- A type of government by the people, for the people. Great Compromise- Agreement to establish a two- house national legislature, with all states having representation based on equality and population. 3/5 Compromise- Amendment- The process of being able to change something in regards to the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

5 Vocabulary Day Five Civic Duty- knowing your rights, following through with those rights, and being active in the community. Suffrage- The right to vote.


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