terms 6.docx - o Declaration of Independence a document written in 1776 in which the American colonists proclaimed their independence from Great Britain

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o Declaration of Independence a document written in 1776 in which the American colonists proclaimed their independence from Great Britain and listed their grievances against the British king o enumerated powers the powers given explicitly to the federal government by the Constitution (Article I, Section 8); power to regulate interstate and foreign commerce, raise and support armies, declare war, coin money, and conduct foreign affairs o federal system a form of government in which power is divided between state governments and a national government o Federalists those who supported ratification of the Constitution o Great Compromise a compromise between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan that created a two-house Congress; representation based on population in the House of Representatives and equal representation of states in the Senate o natural rights the right to life, liberty, and property; believed to be given by God; no government may take away o New Jersey Plan
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