a written plan of government
Bill fo Rights
a list of liberties the government could not take away
Articles of Confederation
the first government of the U.S.
Land Ordinance of 1785
plan to organize and divide the new territory for sale
a plan to govern new territories and make states out of them
the meeting held to form a new government
an agreement made which formed two houses in the U.S. legislature
an agreement made about how to count slaves in the states
people who supported the new Constitution
people who were against the new Constitution
In what way were new state governments like old colonial governments?
both had legislatures and governors
How were new state governments different from colonial governments?
governors had more power in colonial governments
All but which of the following were limits built into the Articles of Confederation?
no power to pass laws
What was the result of the post-war depression and Shay's Rebellion?
a Constitutional Convention was called
What was Benjamin Franklin's contribution to the Constitutional Convention?
he brought a lot of knowledge and background in government
What was George Washington's role in the Constitutional Convention?
he was President, or chairman, of the Convention
What was James Madison's role in the Constitutional Convention?
he brought information in the form of research and notes
What disagreement led to the Great Compromise?
whether to have the people or states represented equally
How was the convention's disagreement over slavery resolved?
slave trade could not be outlawed for 20 years
How could the new constitution be approved?
when 9 out of 13 states held conventions and approved it
From where did the American ideas of public service and independence come?
From where did the Americans get the idea that government should serve the people?
From where did Americans get the idea of a written constitution?
The American Experience
From where did Americans get the idea of a Bill of Rights?
Which of the following was true about Federalists?
they believed in a strong central government
Which of the following was true about Anti-Federalists?
they disliked the idea of a strong central government
Why was a Bill of Rights suggested for the Constitution?
it would guarantee citizen's rights under a strong central government
Short Essay: Describe three specific problems with the Articles of Confederation and why it was necessary to solve them
no power to tax, couldn't enforce laws, couldn't regulate trade between states, couldn't resolve problems between states (no courts)