the act or process of amending especially for the better. A change in wording or meaning especially in a law, bill, or motion.
Articles of Confederation
a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states or their citizens
having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body
An official, usually periodic enumeration of a population, often including the collection of related demographic information. In ancient Rome, a count of the citizens and an evaluation of their property for taxation purposes.
a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands
A formal assembly of representatives, as of various nations, to discuss problems. The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic. The national legislative body of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The two-year session of this legislature between elections of the House of Representatives.
a compromise adopted at the Constitutional Convention, providing the states with equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives.
To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy or an agent. A representative to a conference or convention.
to differ in opinion or disagree
a method of voting by which political parties are given legislative representation in proportion to their popular vote
formed by an agreement between political units that surrender supreme authority to a central authority but keep certain powers b : of or being a form of government in which power is distributed between a central authority and individual units
the lower legislative branch in many national and state bicameral governing bodies, as in the United States, Mexico, and Japan
of or pertaining to the enactment of laws
everyone has like or alike in quantity, degree, value of the act of representing
an assembly or council of citizens having the highest deliberative functions in a government, esp. a legislative assembly of a state or nation
compromise suggesting that a slave can vote but a slave counts at 3/5 of a normal persons vote
Having or consisting of a single legislative chamber.