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AMENDMENTS
A change or addition to the Constitution or a document.
CONSTITUTION
The law and plan of a country's government.
RATIFY
To approve or accept.
COMPROMISE
Each side gives in a little to reach an agreement.
IMPEACH
To accuse a public official of doing wrong and to send that official to trial.
VETO
To reject or refuse.
BILL OF RIGHTS
A list of rights and freedoms for everyone (The first 10 amendments to the Constitution).
FEDERAL SYSTEM
A kind of government in which states share power with the national government.
UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Not in keeping with the constitution.
CABINET
A group of people chosen by the president to give advice.
CHECKS AND BALANCES
The power of the three branches of government is limited, or checked, by the other branches. The power is then balanced among the 3 branches
CONGRESS
A group that makes laws to help govern the nation.
BILL
An idea for a law.
DELEGATES
People chosen to represent and speak for all Americans.
BICAMERAL: 2 HOUSES
2 Houses:
1. Senate
2. House of Representatives