Chapter 12

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Chapter 12

  1. 1. Civics and Economics VocabularyChapter 12 - Section OneUnicameral- One house governmentDifference: BicameralSentence: A unicameral government only has one party.Bicameral- Two house governmentDifference: UnicameralSentence: The United States is bicameral.Federal System- Divides powers of the governmentSimilarity/Difference: NoneSentence: The federal system keeps our government from getting too powerful in asingle section.Chapter 12 - Section TwoPreamble- Introduction to the ConstitutionSimilarity: PrefaceSentence: The preamble is like the preface of a book.Popular Sovereignty- People are the source of power in the governmentSimilarity: Majority rulesSentence: Popular sovereignty is what gives the people a say in the country.Separation of Powers- Divides the power of government into Judicial, Executive, andLegislative branchesSimilarity: Checks and BalancesSentence: Separation of powers breaks the government into three categories.Checks and Balances- Each branch limits the powers of the othersSimilarity: Separation of PowersSentence: Checks and Balances ensure no branch becomes more powerful than theothers.Amend- Change in the constitutionSimilarity/Difference: NoneSentence: Amends modify the constitution to improve it.Chapter 12 - Section ThreeSuffrage- Right to voteSimilarity: Constitutional RightsSentence: The Womenʼs Suffrage movement was a monumental part in gainingwomenʼs rights.Segregation- SeparationTara Pawlyk Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:19:37 PM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88
  2. 2. Similarity: DiscriminationSentence: Segregation in America typically referred to the separation of whites andblacks.Chapter 12 - Section FourCivil Rights- Rights of the citizensSimilarity/Difference: NoneSentence: All AmericanBoycotts- Refusing to give business to a companySimilarity/Difference: NoneSentence: Sam was boycotting Belk because Belkʼs advertisements offended him.Tara Pawlyk Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:19:37 PM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88

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