Constitution Vocab

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Section 1

Question Answer
RepublicA government in which citizens rule through elected representatives.
ProprtionalTo be the same or as corresponding to.
FederalismThe sharing of power between federal and state governments.
Legislative BranchThe branch of government that makes the nations laws.
Judicial BranchThe branch of government including the federal court system, that interprets the nation's laws.
Checks and BalancesThe system in which each branch of government has a check on the other two branches so that no one branch becomes too powerful.

Section 2

Question Answer
FederalistA supporter of the constitution.
Popular SovereigntyPolitical theory that the government is subject to the will of the people; before the civil war.
AmendmentAn addition to a formal document such as the constitution.
EnlightenmentMovement during the 1700s that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society.
ArticleA part of a document, such as the constitution, that deals with a single subject.
Executive BranchThe branch of government, headed by the president that carries out the nation's laws and policies.