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changes
amendment
meeting of people who share a common purpose
convention
agreement where each side gives up something
compromise
Name 3 goals of Lewis and Clark's expedition.
1. tried to find a water route across the continent
2. learned about plants, animals, and people of West
3. map out the West
government where people vote; majority rules
democracy
a region at the edge of a settled area
frontier
"judges laws", settles disputes (Supreme Court)
judicial branch
a ceremony where the President is sworn in
inauguration
an organized group of people
corps
approved
ratify
government where citizens elect leaders to represent them
republic
forcing someone into military service
impressment
someone who ventures into unknown/unclaimed land
pioneer
a journey taken by a group of people
expedition
power is shared between nation and states
federal system
a group of people who have similar goals and work together to gain power in the government
political party
makes the laws (Congress)
legislative branch
something that stands for something else
symbol
How did Daniel Boone contribute to the nation's westward expansion?
1. made trails west
2. made settlement in Kentucky
group of advisers
cabinet
land under the rule of a government
territory
a model
precedent
carries out laws (President)
executive branch
Did Tecumseh achieve his dream? Why or why not?
No. In battle, Shawnee joined with British and defeated Tecumseh's group.
a person known for a special achievement
hero
values--things important to a person
virtues
written plan of government
constitution
system of separating government powers; each can stop the other
checks and balances
Give 2 examples of a power shared by the federal and state government
1. make taxes
2. make laws