the European influencer was a movement that promoted knowledge, reason, and science as a mean of improving society. the government's powers were separated and balanced against each other. it prevented any one person or group from gaining to much power over the rest.
checks and balances
a federal system of government that divided the national or federal government and the states. the states held more powers. the states gave up some power and gave it to the federal government.
federalism vs. anti-federalism
legislative: helps make laws Electoral: elects the president and vice president judicial: court system
each branch of government has ways to check, or limit, the power of the other branches. no branch can contain more power in the government.
federalism is when a government in which power is divided between the national government and the states. among them where George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. anti-federalists argued that a strong national government would take away liberties Americans had fought for in the American Revolution. that there was no guarantee of indevidual rights.
an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a 2/3 majority vote in both the house of representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for 2/3 of the state legislatures.