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republic
a democracy in which the head of state is elected by the people
legislature
the branch of government that makes laws
bicameral legislature
a legislative composed of 2 seperate chambers or houses
confederation
a loose union of independant states
amend
a word meaning "to change", used in the context of political documents, including the constitution
delegate
a person sent to a conference or meeting to represent his state or nation
virgina plan
proposed the creation of a strong national government with seperate legislative,executive, and judicail branches
Articles of Confederation
the plan ratified by the states in 1781 and established a national government with limited power
Great compromise
created a federal system that represents both the people and hte states
Conneticut Compromise
same as the great compromise