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15 Cards in this Set

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the authority, or power, that rules on behalf of a group of people.
Dictator (Dictatorship)
a form of government in which all power is in the hands of one person or a group of persons.
a form of government in which a king, queen, prince (a monarch) rules and sometimes is in charge of the government.
All the rules of conduct of a nation that are enforced by government.
a written plan of government for a nation.
basic beliefs or standards of conduct that people attempt to live up to.
Declaration of Independence
a key document of American freedom, adopted on July 4, 1776, declaring the 13 American colonies to be free and independent of Great Britain.
Articles of Confederation:
our nation’s first written plan of government, in effect from 1781 to 1789.
representatives who were chosen to attend the Constitutional Convention.
Constitutional Convention
the meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 at which the Constitution of the United States was written.
Founding Fathers
The men who founded the U.S. by writing/ adopting the Constitution.
the lawmaking body of Great Britain.
a lawmaking body consisting of two houses.
a lawmaking body consisting of one house.
Great Compromise
the agreement reached by the Constitutional Convention that all states should have equal representation in the Senate and be represented according to the size of their population in the house.