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Test 1 US History

Term Definition
Federalism A system of government
Anti-Federalists Opposed the ratification of the constitution
Separation of Powers An act of splitting the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial powers of government
Popular Sovereignty The authority of the state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people through their elected representatives
Checks and Balances Balancing the political power so that its 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
1st Amendment The freedoms of the people
2nd Amendment The right to carry a gun with license
4th Amendment The right to no searches without warrants or reasonable cause
5th Amendment A serious crime requires a Grand Jury
6th Amendment The right to a speedy and public trial
7th Amendment If the crime exceeds $20 then a trial by jury shall be required
8th Amendment No excessive bail nor cruel or unusual punishment
10th Amendment The powers not delegated to the US by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people
Alexis De Tocqueville Was a Frenchman who came to the US to study its Prison System, He wrote Democracy in America

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