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Statism
considering the state supreme
Majority rule
governance according to the expressed preference of the majority
Plurality Rule
candidate or party with the most votes wins the election
Bicameralism
principal of the two-house legislature (balanced gov)
3/5 Compromise
each slave counted as 3/5 of a free person
Federalists
Supporters of the new government
Anti-Federalists
opposed to ratification
Natural Law
Defines right from wrong, higher than human nature.
-(Constitution said to “have taken on an aura of natural law”)
Seperation of Powers
distribution of constitutional authority among the three branches
Divided Government
One party controls congress and the other the white house
Direct Primaries
voters elect party nominees for the House, Senate, and President
Initiatives
Permitting the voters in about half the states to propose and vote on laws
Referendums
allowing voters to reconsider actions of the legislature
Recall
allowing voters to remove elected state and local officials from office.
Executive Order
carry full force of the law