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Supreme Court
head of the judicial branch of government
judicial branch
branch of government that decides the meaning of laws
Great Compromise
proposal that Congress should have two separate houses, one based on state population and the other based on equal state representation
political party
group of people who shared similar ideas about government
checks and balances
system in which one branch of government is balanced by another
amendment
addition to a constitution or other document
federal system
system in which the states and the federal government share power
Antifederalists
opponents of the ratification of the Constitution
Bill of Rights
document that describes the basic rights of people
executive branch
branch of government that carries out the laws made by congress