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Unit 3 Vocabulary. Legislature. Assembly of elected members with the power to amend, pass, and repeal laws in the government. Parliament. A type of legislature used in countries who model their government after the United Kingdom (Westminster System). Precedent.

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Legislature
Legislature

  • Assembly of elected members with the power to amend, pass, and repeal laws in the government


Parliament
Parliament

  • A type of legislature used in countries who model their government after the United Kingdom (Westminster System)


Precedent
Precedent

  • A legal decision serving as an authoritative rule

  • Justification for situations


Common law
Common Law

  • The system of law based on custom or court decisions

  • Law originating in England


Mercantilism
Mercantilism

  • Economic theory

  • The prosperity of a nation is dependent upon its supply of capital (earnings)


Boycott
Boycott

  • to abstain from buying or using


Repeal
Repeal

  • To revoke or annul (law, tax, duty) by legislative enactment


Confederation
Confederation

  • Permanent union of sovereign states

  • Union of 13 original US states under the Articles of Confederation

  • 1781-1789


Ratify
Ratify

  • To confirm/pass


Amend
Amend

  • To alter, modify, or rephrase


Legislative branch
Legislative Branch

  • Branch of government that makes the laws

  • Also known as Congress

  • Only branch of government listed in the Articles of Confederation

  • Two Houses

    • House of Representatives

    • Senate


Judicial branch
Judicial Branch

  • Branch of government that interprets the laws

  • System of courts

  • Supreme Court


Executive branch
Executive Branch

  • Branch of government that passes the laws (executes)

  • President


Enlightenment
Enlightenment

  • Time period when liberty, democracy, republicanism, and religious tolerance became emphasized


Preamble
Preamble

  • Introductory statement in a document

  • Explains the purpose and philosophy of the document

  • Constitution


Article
Article

  • Section of the Constitution

  • 7


Amendment
Amendment

  • A change made to a law, bill, or motion


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