Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

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There are 18 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Ratify
to give formal approval to something

Recess
suspension of business

Rectitude
correctness of behavior

Redress
the setting right of what is wrong; satisfaction or compensation for a wrong or injury

Reformation
the correction of anything corrupt

Render
cause to be; make

Representative houses
legislatures. They are composed of representatives of the people who meet and make laws. The House of Lords and the House of Commons in Great Britain and the Senate and the House of Representatives in the United States are representative houses.

Reprieves
postponements of punishments

Republic
a form of government in which supreme power rests with all the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected president rather than a king or queen

Requisite
required or necessary

Reserving
retaining

Resolution
formal statement of opinion or intention by a legislature

Respect
1) that positive view or honor in which we hold the good qualities of others; 2) in view of; considering, regarding

Respecting
regarding

Respectively
separately or individually

Returns
reports on the count of votes at polling places

Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
the name of four early settlements in what is now Rhode Island

Right
1) a power or privilege which correctly belongs to one by law, nature or tradition; 2) verb to relieve from wrong; restore to normal or correct condition; 3) of right as a result of having a moral or legal claim


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