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Constitution
written document containing supreme law and plan of government of th U.S.
Republic
form of government in which the final authority of the nation rests with the voting citizens
Federalism
states establish a central government to control matters of concern
Democracy
government by the people, who rule indirectly through elected officials
Convention
formal meeting of delegates
Legislative
having the power to make laws
Executive
enforcement of laws
Judicial
courts of law;administration of justice
Continential
relates to the American colonies during the American Revolution; part of continent
Ratify
to approve by voting
Capitalism
right to economic freedom: to have property. start your own business, and make a profit
Representative
one who is chosen to serve or represent others
Delegate
one given authority to represent of act for others