History Vocabulary

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History Vocabulary
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Vocabulary about history.
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  1. a set of basic principles and laws that determine the powers and duties of government
    Constitution
  2. fundamental rights such as speech
    Natural Rights
  3. A government by, for, and of the people
    Democracy
  4. govt. in which voted representatives represent the people
    Republic or Representative Democracy
  5. govt. in which all power is given to an individual
    Monarcy
  6. voting rights
    Suffrage
  7. first constitution of the U.S. that created a very limited central govt.
    Article of Confederation
  8. formal approval
    Ratification
  9. taxes on imports and exports
    Tariff
  10. trade conducted between two or more states
    Interstate Commerce
  11. trade conducted within one state
    Intrastate Commerce
  12. A steep drop in economic activity
    Depression
  13. A meeting to revise the Article of Confederation
    Constitutional Convention
  14. an agreement
    Compromise
  15. distribution of govt. power between a central authority and the states or provinces that make up the nation
    Federalism
  16. Congress
    Legislative Branch
  17. president and the administrative departments of the govt.
    Executive Branch
  18. makes up all the national courts
    Judicial Branch
  19. a system to prevent any branch of govt. from becoming too powerful
    Checks and Balances
  20. people who apposed the Constitution
    Antifederalist
  21. supporters of the Constitution
    Federalists
  22. official changes, corrections, or additions
    Amendment
  23. The 1st 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
    Bill of Rights
  24. bring charges against
    Impeach
  25. cancel
    Veto
  26. freedom from punishment
    Pardon
  27. executive departments, advisers of the pres.
    Cabinet
  28. make a request of/ protest
    Petition
  29. judge's order that authorizes the search because the property may contain evidence to a crime
    Search Warrant
  30. fair application, of the law
    Due Process
  31. formally accuse
    Indict
  32. to be tried again for the same crime
    Double Jeopardy
  33. the right to take personal property to further the public's intrest
    Eminent Domain
  34. gaining citizenship
    Naturalization
  35. send back to the country of origin
    Deport
  36. requirement of military service
    Draft
  37. two houses
    Bicameral

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