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constitution
the basic law and plan for governing a country or state
militia
a nonprofessional army made up of citizens who serve during emergencies
delegate
a person who acts for a group or individual; a representative or agent
independence
the state of being free of the influence, guidance, or control of others; state of being free of political control or rule
equality
the state of having the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities
republic
a nation in which political power lies with the citizens, who elect leaders and representatives
revolution
the overthrow of a government by force and the establishment of a new one
Loyalist
an American who remained faithful to the British government during the Revolution
civilian
a person who does not belong in the armed forces
amendment
a statement added to change the Constitution to make its meaning clearer
patriotism
love and loyal support of one’s country
branches of government
there are three; legislative, executive, or judicial