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17 Cards in this Set

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supporter of the constitution
anti federalist
does not support constitution
first five states to ratify
delaware, pennsylvania, NJ, Georgia, Connecticut
Pseudadonym used by authors James Madison, Alexander hamilton, and John Jay
popular sovereignty
"authority of the people". The people consent to be governed and specify the powers and rules in which they should be governed.
voters elected reps and give them responsibility to make laws and conduct a government
limited government
restricted the governments authority to specific powers granted by the people
principle of shared power which allows the people of each state to deal with their needs in their own way and lets the states come together to deal with matters that affect all americans.
enumerated powers
the power to coin money, regulate money, regulate interstate, and foreign trade, maintain armed forces, and create federal courts.
reserved powers
states powers including the power to establish schools, pass marriage and divorce laws, and regulate trade within a state.
concurrent powers
constitution powers including the right to raise taxes, borrow money, provide for public welfare,and administor criminal justice.
seperation of powers
prevent any single group or institution in government from gaining too much authority, divided the government into three branches: Legislative, Execute, and Judicial
checks & Balances
Different government can check or limit the power of the other branches; each can override each others ideas
to reverse a law that has not been approved yet.
Bill of Rights
Became part of the Constitution that expanded American Rights which protect basic liberties including Freedom of Speech, Press, Assembly, and religion.
Rule By All the People
People elect reps to make decisions in government on their behalf.