Supporter of the ratification of the Constitution who favored a strong NATIONAL government. (such a government would be the exact opposite of a federal government...but the word Federalist was popular with voters at the time...so they used it to name their movement) Also known as Rats.
People who opposed the ratification of the Constitution and opposed a strong national government. They actually supported a confederate government (meaning states had more power than the national government), but their name was taken by those who supported the ratification of the Constitution. Also known as Anti-Rats.
correct; change ; generally for the better
Bill of Rights
first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution.
Series of essays by Federalists; James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay, written to support the ratification of the Constitution.
American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights during the debate over the ratification of the US Constitution (1725-1792)
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.
a formal accusation of misconduct in office against a public official
-25 years old
-7 years a U.S. citizen
-Resident of the state you represent
Requirements to be a member of the House of Representatives
-30 years old
-9 years a U.S. citizen
Requirements to be a member of the U.S. Senate
-35 years old
-Natural Born Citizen
-14 years a resident of the U.S.
Requirements to become President of the United States
Acronym for the President of the United States (for notetaking purposes.)