Lesson 10: How did the States Govern Themselves after the Revolution?


legislative supremacy  A system of government in which the legislative branch has ultimate power.

popular sovereignty  The natural rights concept that ultimate political authority rests with the people.

veto  The right of a branch of government to reject a bill that has been passed in an effort to delay or prevent its enactment. Under the U.S. Constitution, it is the power of the president to refuse to sign a bill passed by Congress, thereby preventing it from becoming a law. The president's veto may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of both the Senate and House of Representatives.