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Shay Rebellion
revolt of massachusetts farmers against increased taxes
federalists
supporter of the constitution in the ratification debate in 1787, favored strong national gov't
anti-federalists
person opposed to the constitution during debate in 1787
constitution
documnet that sets out laws and principals of gov't
Legislative branch
makes and passes laws
executive branch
carries out laws
judicial branch
decides if laws are carried out fairly
republic
nation in which voters elect representitives to govern them
seperation of powers
system in which the power of the gov't s divided amounge seprate branches
federalism
division of power between the states and the national gov't
electoral college
groupe of elecors from each state that meets every 4 years to vote for the president and vipe president
checks and balances
system set up by the constitution in which each branch of gov't has the power to check, or control, the actions of the other branches
bill
proposed law
veto
reject
override
(overrule) congress can override a president's veto if 2/3 of both houses vote to do so