Ap gov vocab

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  1. Amendment
    A new provision in the constitution that has been ratified by the states.
  2. Anti-federalists
    those who favor a weaker national government
  3. Articles of Confederation
    A weak constitution that governed america during the revolutionary war
  4. Bill of Attainder
    A law that declares a person, without a trial, to be guilty of a crime
  5. Bill of Rights
    FIrst 10 amendments to the constitution
  6. Checks and balances
    Authority shared bu 3 branches of government
  7. Coalition
    An alliance of factions
  8. Concurrent Powers
    powers shared by the national and state governments
  9. Constitutional convention
    Meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constitution
  10. Enumerated Powers
    Powers given to the national government alone
  11. Ex Post Facto Law
    A law that makes an act criminal although the act was legaly when it was commited
  12. Faction
    A group with a distinct political interest
  13. Federalism
    Government authority shared by national and state governments
  14. Federalists
    Those who favor a stronger national government
  15. Great Compromise
    Plan to have a popularly elected house based on state population and a state selected senate with 2 members for each state
  16. Habeaus Corpus
    An order to produce an arrested person before a judge
  17. Inalienable
    Unable to be taken away or given away
  18. Line Item veto
    An executive's ability to block a particular provision in a bill passed by the legislature
  19. New Jersey Plan
    Proposal to create a weak national government
  20. Republic
    A government in which elected representatives make the decisions
  21. Reserved Powers
    Powers given to the state government alone
  22. Shay's Rebellion
    A 1787 rebellion in which ex-revolutionary war soldiers attempted to prevent foreclosures of farms as a result of high interest rates and taxes.
  23. Unalienable
    A human right based on nature or god
  24. Virginia Plan
    Proposal to create a strong national government.
  25. Judicial Review
    The power of the courts to declare laws unconstitutional
  26. Natural Rights
    Every individual is bestowed certain basic rights that cannot be taken away by government.
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Ap gov vocab
2014-02-05 06:50:45
AP Government Chapter vocabulary

Ap gov vocab chapter 2
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