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11 Cards in this Set

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To settle a dispute by agreeing to give up a part that he or she demands.
Freedom from outside interference and the right to self-government.
Virginia Plan
New federal constitution that would give sovereignty, or supreme power, to the central government.
New Jersey Plan
Unicameral, or one house legislature. The plan gave each state an equal number of votes, thus an equal voice, in the federal government.
Three-Fifths Compromise
This agreement stated that each slave would be counted as three-fifths of a person when determining representation.
Popular Sovereignty
An idea that political authority belongs to the people.
The sharing of power between a central government and the state that makes up a country.
Checks and balances
This keeps any branch of government from becoming too powerful
Legislative branch
Another name for this is Congress. Congress is responsible for proposing and passing laws.
Executive branch
This branch includes the President and the departments that help run the government.
Judicial branch
This branch is made up of all the national courts.