meeting of state delegates in 1787 leading to adoption of a new Constitution
this is a group of people named / selected by each state legislature to select the President or V. P.
agreement (compromise) providing a dual system of congressional representation (a senate and a house)
Compromise that included part of the slave population in calculating representation
Form of government where power is divided between the Federal (or National) level and the state level
those who opposed the Constitution because they believed a strong central government would take away American liberties
the division of government that interprets the laws and sees that they are fairly applied
powers that are specifically granted to the national government also called enumerated powers
What event highlighted the weakness of the Articles to provide adequate public security?
one of the most significant accomplishments of the Articles of Confederation. It set up procedures to apply for statehood
Where did the states get the idea get the ideas found in the 'bill of rights' that they set up in their state constitution
Ratified by 9 of the13 states
What did it take for the constitution to become the supreme law of the land
Who was the Virginia Delegate who refused to attend the Constitutional Convention because he didn't believe in a strong National government
Which article sets up the executive branch which is responsible for carrying out (enforcing) laws
Which article creates the Judicial branch the interprets the laws and sees they are fairly applied?
Which article explains the relationship between states and the national government and the states?
Who is the French philosopher who developed the idea of 'separation of powers'?
Consent of the Governed
Which principle of democracy is being exemplified when voters reject or replace representatives who serve them poorly?
Override Veto or Impeach President
How does the legislative branch exercise 'checks and balances'?
Declare acts unconstitutional
How does the judicial branch exercise 'checks and balances'?
Expressed Powers (National level)
What level of government has sole authority to coin money, maintain army and navy, declare war and regulate trade between states and other nations?
Reserve Powers (State level)
What level of government has authority to regulate trade within a state, protect public welfare, and establish local governments?