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POL203 Study Guide Definitions

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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Ryan Hurl

Articles of Confederationfirst constitution of the United States forming a federal government where the states maintained most of their sovereigntyThe scope of the resulting national governments power remained relatively limited While it could declare war conduct diplomacy coin money it did not have the power to regulate trade or collect taxes leaving it with little power to fulfill these duties The government had no executive branch and could not carry out policies on finance war foreign policy 14th Amendmentratified in 1868 Was an extension of the thirteenth amendment and granted all Americans the privileges or immunuties of citizens of the United States due process and equal protection of the laws Gives the national government the ability to prevent the states from denying these individual rightsThe due process clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life liberty or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairnessThe equal protection clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction Senator Election ProcessSix year terms different from members of the House Framers hoped that this would separate representatives from volatile changes in public opini
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