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federal system
power shared between national government and the states
override
defeat a veto on a bill
supremacy clause
section of Constitution stating that national law has higher authority than state law
reserved powers
powers Constitution gives to the states
executive branch
has power to carry out laws
popular sovereignty
idea that people should have the right
implied powers
congressional power not stated in Constitution but suggested
veto
reject a bill
Anti-Federalist
person who opposed the Constitution and strong national government before 1789
checks and balances
each branch of the government is able to limit power of other branches
judicial branch
has power to decide how laws should be applied
legislative branch
having the power to make laws
amendment
any change in the Constitution
enumerated powers
powers of feredal government specifically mentioned in Constitution
Electoral College
group of people who elect the President and Vice President
Preamble
introduction to the Constitution
export
sell goods to another country
compromise
each side gives up something to get something
concurrent powers
powers shared by national and state government
Federalist
person who suppported the Constitution and strong national government before 1789