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Vocabulary Definitions
Federalism the federal principle or system of government.
Anti-Federalist a person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
Separation Of Powers an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
Popular Sovereignty the doctrine that sovereign power is vested in the people and that those chosen to government.
Checks and Balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups
Republicanism support for a republican system of government
Articles Of Confederation the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
1st Amendment freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.
2nd Amendment the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
3rd Amendment was part of the Bill of Rights. It ensures that the government cannot force citizens to house soldiers in times of peace
4th Amendment "[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures
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