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Democracy
A government run directly by the people.
Republic
People are represented through elected officials.
Executive Branch
President
Signs laws passed by Congress.
Legislative Branch
Congress
Makes laws
Judicial Branch
Courts/Judges
Interprets and Applies Laws
Checks and Balances
Each branch has the power to stop another branch from doing something.
Separation Of Powers.
Each branch has the power to do something
Federal System Of Government
Power shared between national and federal government.
Electoral College
Body of Representatives that elect the President
Constitution
A plan of government
Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments to the Constitution
Protects peoples rights
Cabinet
Group of federal leaders
Ratify
Approve something so it takes effect
Amend
To revise or make changes
Veto
To prevent something from becoming law
Great Compromise
Bicameral (2 houses)
Senate has = # of representatives per state
House was based on population
3/5 Compromise
3/5 of slaves counted towards population
Shays Rebellion
Fight against unfair taxation on the people
Preamble to the Constitution
We the People....
Thomas Jefferson
Secretary of the State
opposed to foreign issues
George Washington
President
Having a workable balance between order and liberty
Alexander Hamilton
Treasury Secretary
Always trusted the government
James Madison
Father of the Constitution
Federalists vs Anti-Federalists
Federalists approved the Constitution
Anti-Federalists opposed the Constitution
ESSAY QUESTION
Why is it important to study the Constitution?
3-5 SENTENCES
Everyone should care about the Constitution, because the Constitution is really the foundation of our country and the way that we live.It's important to study the Constitution in school to know and understand a little about our government, because we live in a democracy that everybody has to participate in it.It's even more important to understand that the Constitution is very much alive today and it affects our lives every single day.