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test 1 US History

Term Definition
federalism the federal principle or system of government.
anti-federalist a person who opposed the ratification of the Constitution
separation of power an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
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 include freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech
2nd amendment A well regulated militia, being the best security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
4th amendment the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue
5th amendment
6th amendment
7th amendment
8th amendment
10th amendment
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