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regulate

to control or direct

constitution

a plan of government

national

having to do with one country or nation

weakness

not strong

commerce

trade

currency

money

federal system of government

power is shared between the national and the state governments

revise

to change something already written

debate

to discuss or argue

represent

to speak or act for someone

ratification

to give formal approval

Bill of Rights

the first ten amendments to the Constitution

interfere

to get involved in the business of others

emerge

to rise or come forth

guarantee

promise

administration

a president’s time in office

two-party system

a system in which two main political parties compete for control of the government

amendment

a change to the Constitution

Western Hemisphere

the western half o f the globe – includes North and South America

Congress

the law-making body in the United States