chapter 8 vocab ss

January 18, 2018 Off By admin
Term Definition
bicameral having two separate law making bodies.
amendment to change or improvement ; an addition to the constitution
manumission the freeing of slaves
ordinance a law
judicial branch a branch of government that includes the courts
federalism sharing of power between the state and federal government
constitutional republic citizens rule through elected representatives
checks and balances each branch of government limits the power of the other branches
depression economic activity slows (people loose jobs )
compromise when each side gives in a little in order to reach an agreement
electoral college a grope of people who represent the state and vote for for the people in presidential elections
executive branch branch of government that carries out the laws witch includes the president
proportional having the proper size in the relationship to other objects or items
legislative branch the branch of government that makes laws
depreciate to fall in value