A road that traveled westward over the Appalachian Mountains into Kentucky.
A government in which the people elect representatives to govern.
Articles of Confederation
The first government of the United States
Land Ordinance of 1785
Law that set up a plan for surveying and selling federally owned lands west of the Appalachian Mountains
Land that formed the modern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota.
Law that described how the Northwest Territory was to be governed and set conditions for settlement and settlers' rights
Anti-tax protest by farmers.
Meeting in Philadelphia called to change the Articles of Confederation.
Plan that called for representation in the legislature to be based on states' population or wealth.
Father of the Constitution.
New Jersey Plan
Plan that called for each state to have equal representation in the legislature.
Called for a two-house legislature with representation based on population in one house and equal representation in the other house.
Called for counting three-fifths of the slave population for representation and taxation.
a written plan of government, especially the United States Constitution
A system of government in which power is shared among the federal government and the states.
People who supported ratification of the Constitution.
People who opposed ratification of the Constitution.
The Federalist Papers
Essays that explained and defended the Constitution.
Influential Virginian who opposed ratification of the Constitution.
Bill of Rights
First ten amendments to the Constitution passed to protect individual rights.