Civics Unit I Review

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The legitimacy of the state is created by the will or consent of its people.
The state is divided into branches, each with separate and independent powers and areas of responsibility.
To prevent one branch from becoming supreme, and to induce the branches to cooperate, governance systems that employ a separation of powers need a way to balance each of the branch
The first constitution of the US, it legally established the union of the states. It lacked a strong central authority and emphasied the power of the states.
Propsed a bicameral legislature with the number of representatives in both houses based on the state population of free persons.
Proposed a unicameral legislature in which each state would recieve one vote regardless of size.
Proposed a bicameral legislature with one house's representation based on population and another with equal represenation.
The proposal to count all slaves as less than a whole person for the purpose of representation in the House and electoral voters.
Statesmen and public figures supporting ratification of the proposed Constitution of the United States between 1787 and 1789. They were in favor of a stronger federal government.
They opposed the Federalists and argued that the federal government of a nation should be equal or inferior in power to state governments.
the doctrine in democratic theory under which legislative and executive action is subject to invalidation by the judiciary. It is one of the checks of the Judicial Branch.
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A system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units like states.
The Supreme Law of the United States of America
The document, signed in 1776, that dissolved the political bands between the United States and Great Britain.
Rights which are not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of a particular society or polity. They are universal.
Popular Sovereignty, Limited Government, Seperation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Judicial Review, Federalism
He was the President of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia
The author of the Virginia Plan and the principal author of the Constitution
A term in political philosophy that describes a condition of humanity before the foundation of state or the implementation of law. Anarchy.
People give up some rights to a government or other authority in order to receive or maintain social order through the rule of law.
A term in political philosophy that describes a condition of humanity before the foundation of state or the implementation of law. Anarchy.
A series of articles written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay to gain support for the adoption of the Constitution.

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