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Vocabulary New Nation


1. amendment a change to a document such as a legislative
bill or contract
2. bill a proposed law to be considered by a legislative body
3. Cabinet an official group of advisors to the head of a
government
4. capital the city where the central government of a nation
or state is located
5. citizen- a person belonging by birth or naturalization to a
nation
6. compromise a settlement of differences by partial
concession of demands by each party
7. constitution the set of basic laws and principles by which
a nation, state, or other organization is governed
8. convention a formal meeting or assembly called together
to discuss or pursue common interests
9. delegates to appoint or send as an agent or
representative
10.
democracy a form of government in which power
ultimately rests with the people, either directly or through
elected representatives
11.
Federal a system of government in which states are
united under a central government, yet have their own
government as well

12.
inauguration to install in office with a formal
ceremony
13.
interest curiosity about, involvement in, or concern
about something
14.
law the set of customs, statutes, or rules that govern
a society
15.
popular sovereignty a state is subject to the will of
the people who live in that state
16.
ratify to validate, confirm, or establish (something)
by giving formal approval or consent
17.
rebellion an uprising or armed resistance against
established authority or a government
18.
representatives one that represents others or
another
19.
republic a state or nation where supreme political
power is exercised by elected representatives acting in the
name of the people
20.

territory an area or region of land

21.
unconstitutional not allowed or authorized by, or
not in accord with, the constitution of a state or nation
22.
veto a vote against or rejection of a bill that prevents
it from becoming a law