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Unit 1: The Constitution & Federalism

A proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
A small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution
(In the US) A body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president
A small, organized, dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics
The power of a higher court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts
An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states
The action or result of apportioning something
A fundamental principle of the United States government, whereby powers and responsibilities are divided among the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
An implicit agreement among the members of a society to cooperate for social benefits
The powers of the federal government that are specifically described in the Constitution
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship
The power to hear a case for the first time
A proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government
The federal principle or system of government
A form of government with a monarch at the head
A constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body