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US History

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Federalism the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent
Anti-Federalists a person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
Separation of powers the constitutional allocation of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers among the three branches of government
Popular sovereignty a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people
Checks and balances a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power
Republicanism the principles or theory of republican government
Articles of Confederation The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. However, ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1, 1781
1st Amendment
2nd Amendment 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
4th Amendment
5th Amendment
6th Amendment
7th Amendment
8th Amendment
10th Amendment
Alexis De Tocqueville

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