American History Benchmark

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  1. Cabinet
    Group of officials who head government departments and advise the president
  2. Group of officials who head government departments and advise the president
    Cabinet
  3. Checks and Balances
    Each branch of the government has the power to check or limit the actions of the other two
  4. Each branch of the government has the power to check or limit the actions of the other two
    Checks and Balances
  5. Confederation
    League of independent states or nations
  6. League of independent states or nations
    Confederation
  7. Convention
    a formal meeting of members representatives or delegates
  8. a formal meeting of members representatives or delegates
    Convention
  9. Domestic Policy
    Rules concerning a nations political policies and its own citizens
  10. Rules concerning a nations political policies and its own citizens
    Domestic Policy
  11. Someone who writes a new law or plan
    framer
  12. framer
    Someone who writes a new law or plan
  13. the rights of individual should be established and protected
    individual rights
  14. limited goverment
    the government has only the power the constitution gives them
  15. the government has only the power the constitution gives them
    limited goverment
  16. neutrality
    not taking sides in a confict
  17. not taking sides in a confict
    neutrality
  18. political party
    a group of people who have similar ideas about how a country should be run
  19. a group of people who have similar ideas about how a country should be run
    political party
  20. popular sovereignty
    the people have a right to alter or abolish their goverment
  21. the people have a right to alter or abolish their goverment
    popular sovereignty
  22. precedent
    act or decisions that sets an example for others to follow
  23. act or decisions that sets an example for others to follow
    precedent
  24. principle
    a basic rule that guides or influences thought or action
  25. a basic rule that guides or influences thought or action
    principle
  26. formal aproval
    ratification
  27. ratification
    formal aproval
  28. republicanism
    the idea that the people elect someone to represent them in goverment
  29. the idea that the people elect someone to represent them in goverment
    republicanism
  30. revenue
    income from taxes, fees, fines, federal grants and other sources
  31. income from taxes, fees, fines, federal grants and other sources
    revenue
  32. separation of powers
    the powers of the government are divided among separate branches
  33. the powers of the government are divided among separate branches
    separation of powers
  34. 1st amendment
    • (R.A.P.P.S)
    • Religion
    • assembly
    • petition
    • press
    • speech
  35. (R.A.P.P.S)Religion
    assembly
    petition
    press
    speech
    1st amendment
  36. Right to bear armsĀ 
    2nd amendments
  37. 2nd amendments
    Right to bear arms
  38. troops can NOT be forced to sleep in your homes at a time of peace
    3rd amendments
  39. 3rd amendments
    troops can NOT be forced to sleep in your homes at a time of peace
  40. protection from unlawful search and seizure
    4th amendment
  41. 4th amendment
    protection from unlawful search and seizure
  42. 5th amendment
    • cannot be tried for more the same trial if found not guilty
    • cannot be forced to testify against themselves
    • cannot be punished except by the correct process of law
  43. cannot be tried for more the same trial if found not guilty
    cannot be forced to testify against themselves
    cannot be punished except by the correct process of law
    5th amendment
  44. 6th amendement
    • right to a speedy and public by jury
    • right of the accused to be informed of the charges against them
    • right of the accused to have a lawyer and witnesses in court
  45. right to a speedy and public by jury
    right of the accused to be informed of the charges against them
    right of the accused to have a lawyer and witnesses in court
    6th amendement
  46. 7th amendment
    right to a trial by jury in lawsuits (where one person is suing another)
  47. right to a trial by jury in lawsuits (where one person is suing another)
    7th amendment
  48. 8th amendment
    freedom from excessive fines and from cruel and unusual punishments
  49. freedom from excessive fines and from cruel and unusual punishments
    8th amendment
  50. 9th amendment
    just because the amendments mention certain rights it doesn't mean others don't exist
  51. just because the amendments mention certain rights it doesn't mean others don't exist
    9th amendment
  52. 10th amendments
    the states keep all powers not given to the governments by the constitution
  53. the states keep all powers not given to the governments by the constitution
    10th amendments

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