What was the name of the United States first form of government?
Articles of Confederation
Why was America's first form of government a failure?
Because the state government had too much power and the federal government couldn't tax.
3) What was the goal of the Constitutional Convention?
To revise the Articles of Confederation.
What was the New Jersey Plan?
They wanted equal representation in the states and favored smaller states.
What was the Virginia Plan?
They wanted the representatives in each state to be based on population and favored larger states.
What was the Great Compromise?
They made a government with three branches and a two house Congress. The first house, House of Representatives based representatives on population. The second house, the Senate, had two Senates in each state.
What was the 3/5th Compromise?
They counted slaves as 3/5 of a person for the state's population.
Who was the main author of the Constitution?
What is the Preamble?
The introduction of the Constitution.
What does the word "bicameral" mean?
A two house Congress.
What is the primary role of the Legislative branch?
To create laws.
What is the primary role of the Executive branch?
To enforce the laws.
What is the primary role of the Judicial branch?
To interpret the laws.