5th Grade Vocabulary Test

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the head of each department in the Executive Branch of government. As a group they are called the President's Cabinet.
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to give official approval, for example, to the Constitution or amendments to it.
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a form of government in which people elect representatives to run the country.
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the plan that was offered by the small states at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that would have given all states an equal number of representatives in Congress.
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becoming a state in the United States.
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an area of land that belongs to a government.
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the plan, adopted by the Constitutional Convention in 1787, that established three branches of the federal government.
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the part of the government that decides the meaning of laws. Supreme Court.
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a form of government in which the people make the laws and run the government.
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an addition to the Constitution.
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a revolt in 1786 of Massachusetts farmers, led by Daniel Shays, who opposed tax decisions of the state courts.
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the first plan of government of the United States, in effect from 1781-1789.
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the introduction to the Constitution.
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A law of 1787 organizing the Northwest Territory for settlement and eventual statehood.
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the head of the Judicial Branch of the federal government. It is the highest court in the country.
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a supporter of a strong federal system of government in the late 1700s.
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the plan drawn up at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to form two houses of Congress.
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the part of government, headed by the President, that carries out the laws
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the system in which each branch of government is balanced by the others.
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the officials appointed by the President to be advisers and to head each department in the Executive Branch.
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a group of people who share similar ideas about government.
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the law making part of the government. House of Representatives and Senate.
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to refuse to approve.
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the first ten amendments to the Constitution, ratified in 1791.
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a system of government in which power is shared between the government and state of governments.
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an opponent of a strong central government in the late 1700s.