Chapter 7 Social Studies

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Flashcards on Chapter 7 Social Studies, created by camillat2427 on 11/19/2015.

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Bicameral Having two separate lawmaking chambers
Republic a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives
Ordinance law
Depreciate to fall in value
Depression a period when economic activity slows and unemployment increases
Manumission the freeing of individual enslaved persons
Proportional having the proper size in relation to other objects or items
Compromise a settlement of a dispute by each party giving up some demands
Federalism sharing power between the federal and state government
Legislative Branch lawmaking branch of government
Executive Branch branch of government that executes, or carries out, the law; headed by president
Electoral College special group of electors chosen to vote for president and vice president
Judicial Branch the branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law
Checks and Balances a system by which each branch of government limits power of the other branches
Amendment a change, correction, or improvement added to the document
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