Ch. 8 Vocab

January 19, 2018 Off By admin
Term Definition
Bicameral having two separate lawmaking chambers
Amendment a change, correction, or improvement added to a document
Depreciate To fall in value
Manumission the freeing of individual enslaved persons
Ordinance a law
Judicial Branch the branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law
Federalism sharing power between the federal and state governments
Constitutional Republic a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives, according to a plan of government
Checks and Balances a system by which each branch of government limits power of other branches

Depression a period when economic activity slows and unemployment increases

Compromise a settlement of a dispute by each party by giving up some demands; a settlement of a disagreement reached by each side giving up some of what it wants in order to reach an agreement
Electoral College the special group of electors chosen to vote for president and vice president
Executive Branch the branch of government that executes, or carries out, the law; headed by the president
Proportional having the proper size in relation to other objects or items

Legislative Branch the lawmaking branch of government