GLOSSARY


Vocabulary Term
Definition
A
amendment (s)
changes made to the Constitution

assemble


abused
treated wrong or harmfully
B
Bill of Rights
the first 10 amendments added to the constitution

bear arms

C
Constitution


constitutional
in agreement with the Constitution

checks and balances


citizenship


Congress


Common Good

D
domestic
having to do with your own country or home

defense


democracy

E
Executive Branch


election


Electoral College


equality

F
freedoms




G





H
House of Representatives




I





J
Judicial Branch


justice
fair treatment

jury


judge


juror

K





L
Legislative Branch


law


liberty

M





N





O
ordain
to order or establish by high authority



P
petition
to make a formal request for
something you want

President


Preamble


promote
to help with the growth of something

posterity
future generations

press


primary

Q





R
responsibility


relevant
having to do with what is being
considered something that matters

revolutionary
being or bringing about a large
and important change

ratify/ratified
officially confirmed or approved

rights


religion

S
Supreme Court


separation of powers


Senate


speech


secure
to make something safe

symbol

T
tranquility
peacefulness

trial


taxes

U
union
A union is a joining together of two or more
things or people to form a larger group.
Here, "Union" refers to the United States- the union of states.

unconstitutional
not in agreement with the Constitution
V
veto
to stop a bill from becoming a law



W
welfare
state of health, happiness, and comfort



X





Y





Z