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Chapter Two Vocabulary

US Government

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1.series of essays explaining and defending the Constitution
3.plan of government adopted by the states after the Revolutionary War that failed because it did not allow the central government enough power
4.a basic law or written grant of authority from the King
6.colony run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted
12.document written in1689 designed to prevent abuses by monarchs upon their subjects
13.colony run by a governor and council appointed by the king
15.supporter of the ratification of the Constitution
17.laws and public policy are made by officials selected by voters and held accountable by periodic elections
18.legislative body with one chamber
20.delegates set out to govern the colonies by authorizing the printing of money, establishing a post office and creation of the Continental Army
2.document issued on July 4, 1776 that informs the King that the colonies are free from the rule of the crown
3.opposed to the ratification of the Constitution
5.principle of the Constitution in which people are the source of the governments power, voting is an example
7.body of fundamental laws that sets out the principles, structures and processes of a government
8.a basic principle of US government in which the Constitution limits the actions of government
9.document written in 1215 that limited the power of the monarchy and granted trial by jury and due process to the noble class
10.to refuse to buy
11.document written in 1628 that challenged the divine right of kings and that even a monarch was not above the law
14.colony established by a group of settlers who had been given a formal document allowing them to settle
16.formal approval
19.legislative body composed of two chambers

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