Complete List of Terms and Definitions for Civics second semester guide

Terms Definitions
Artices of Confederation the first constitution of the United States
Connstitution a detailed, written plan for government
Preamble the opening section of the Constitution
separation of power the split of authority among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches
checks and balances a system in which each branch of government is able to check, or restrain, the power of the others