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By cory dwyer

By Cory Dwyer

Vocab words 16-20


Federalist vs anti federalist
Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

  • Federalists wanted a strong central government, wanted to get rid of the Articles of Confederation, and were supported by large farmers, merchants, and artisans. Anti-Federalists wanted a small republic, power to the states, a Bill of Rights, and were supported by small farmers.

  • This applies to the U.S. Government because Federalists and Anti-Federalists were political parties/groups in the U.S.

  • Whether to support the U.S. Constitution or not


Federalist papers
Federalist Papers

  • A series of 85 essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton.

  • This term applies to the U.S. government because it helped get the U.S. Constitution passed.

  • Federalist No. 10: written by Madison, where he talks about how to prevent rule by a majority faction and promotes a large republic.


Limited government
Limited Government

  • A political system whose governing powers are restricted and not all powerful, especially when relating to its people.

  • The United States government is a limited government. The 9th and 10th amendment summarily showed the principle of limited government.


Popular sovereignty
Popular Sovereignty

  • The principle that the people created the government and that the government’s political power comes from the people.

  • The United States practices popular sovereignty. The people elect politicians to represent them and if they don’t represent them well they could end up not being reelected.


Separation of powers
Separation of Powers

  • A political system that divides the government into separate branches, where each branch has a different power but no more power than the other branch(es).

  • The United States government uses separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the executive, judicial, and legislative branch.


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