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Limited Government
A system in which government’s powers are restricted and individuals’ rights are protected
Representative Government
A system in which policies are made by officials accountable to the people who elected them
Charter
A legal document issued by a monarch or other authoritative power conferring certain rights and powers upon a person, people or corporation
Bicameral
Having or consisting of two legislative chambers or houses
Unicameral
Having or consisting of one legislative chamber or house
Boycott
A method of expressing protest in which people are urged not to use or buy goods and services or deal with certain people or companies
Constitution
A plan, often written, that details the rules, functions, and principles of government
Articles of Confederation
The first constitution of the United States, adopted by the original 13 states in 1781 and lasting until 1788 when the present constitution was ratified
Republic
A democracy in which the supreme power lies with the citizens who vote for officials and representatives responsible for them
Tariff
A duty or tax imposed on imported or exported goods
Ratification
the formal approval, or act of validating, a constitution, a constitutional amendment, or treaty.
Federalists
Supporters of a strong federal Government, as described in the constitution.
Anti-Federalists
those who oppose the adoption of the constitution.