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test 1 US history

Term Definition
Federalism the federal principle or system of government.
Anti-Federalist refers to a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government and which later opposed the ratification of the 1787 Constitution.
Separation of Powers an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies
Popular Soveriegnty through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.
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 to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion,
2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
3rd Amendment of the United States Constitution is the section of the Bill of Rights that prohibits soldiers from temporarily residing in private homes during peace time without getting the permission and consent of the owner.
4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that "[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures
5th Amendment t protects individuals from being forced to incriminate themselves.
6th Amendment
7th Amendment
8th Amendment
10th Amendment
Alexis De Tocqueville

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