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  1. Judicial Review
  2. Ratification
  3. Loose Construction
  4. The Great Compromise
  5. Anti-Federalists
  1. a formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment, or treaty
  2. b review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
  3. c They opposed the ratification of the Constitution because it gave more power to the federal government and less to the states, and because it did not ensure individual rights. Many wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation. The Antifederalists were instrumental in obtaining passage of the Bill of Rights as a prerequisite to ratification of the Constitution in several states. After the ratification of the Constitution, the Antifederalists regrouped as the Democratic-Republican (or simply Republican) party.
  4. d a person who interprets the constitution in a way that allows the federal government to take actions that the constitution does not specifically forbid it from taking.
  5. e A state's representation in the House of Representation would be based on population; Two senators for each state; all bills would originate in the house; direct taxes on states were to be assessed according to population

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The Doctrine that a state can declare null and void a federalm law that, in the state's opinion, violates the Constitution
  2. English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
  3. This clause states that Congress has the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, among the states, and with the Indian tribes.
  4. A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
  5. Supporters of the Constitution that were led by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. They firmly believed the national government should be strong. They didn't want the Bill of Rights because they felt citizens' rights were already well protected by the Constitution.

5 True/False questions

  1. Natural RightsThe first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.

          

  2. Second Treatise on Governmentagreement by the people of a nation to subject themselves to the authority to a government. Natural rights philosophers, such as John Locke, believe that any legitimate government must draw its authority from the consent of the governed.

          

  3. Social Contractthe notion that society is based on an agreement between government and the governed in which people agree to give up some rights in exchange for the protection of others

          

  4. Strict Constructiona person who interprets the constitution in a way that allows the federal government to take actions that the constitution does not specifically forbid it from taking.

          

  5. Block GrantsMoney from the national government that states can spend within broad guidelines determined by Washington

          

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