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Unit 2 Constitution Flashcards

Term Definition
Enumerated Powers given to federal government only
Concurrent Those powers shared by National and State governments
Executive Branch of government that enforces laws
Preamble The introduction to the constitution that states the goals of the goverment
Amendment Any change to the constitution
The Charters of the VA Company of London Established the rights of Englishmen who guaranteed to colonists
Elastic clause Gives congress the power to make laws neccesary and proper to carry out duties
Reserved Powers given to state governments only
The Virginia Declaration of Rights Served as a model for the Bill of Rights of the U.S constitution
Legislative Branch Branch of Government that makes laws
Ratification To approve, The Constitution was ratified June 1788
Declaration of Independence Established and listed the unalienable rights, Colonial Grievances against the kingThe Idea of equality under the lawThe colonies' independence from Great Britain
Judicial Branch Branch of government that interprets the law
Articles of Confederation established the first form of government between the independent statesAllowed the states to be major powers of Government
Articles The seven sections of the constitution that follow the preamble
Constitution Establish the structure of the current national governmentLiving documentSupreme Law of the land
Virginia Statue of Freedom Establishes freedom of religious belief and freedom Model for the first amendment of the constitution
Checks and balances A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other two branches
Shay's Rebellion One of the final events proving the weakness of the Articles of ConfederationLeading to the convection to revise the articles

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