How many states were required to ratify the constitution in order for it to pass?
9 out of 13
How many states ratified the constitution?
When was the constitution ratified?
June of 1788 when New Hampshire narrowly ratified it
Most felt that the union would not survive without which 2 states?
Virginia and New York
Who wrote the federalist papers?
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison
Is George Mason federalist or antifederalist?
What group was Alexander Hamilton in?
Which group wanted a bill of rights?
what group was john jay in?
what group was James Madison in?
"...governemnt never can extend equal benefit to all parts of the US. Different laws, customs, and options exist in different states, which by a uniform system of laws would be unreasonably invaded."
which group wanted the legislative branch to be more powerful than the executive branch?
which group wanted the constitution to be ratified?
which group favored dividing power among different branches?
which group wanted a single person to lead the executive branch?
"a bill of rights serves to secure the minority against the usurpation and tyranny of the majority"
which group wanted the important political powers to remain with the states?
which group did most newspapers agree with?
"I am against inserting a declaration of rights in the Constitution. If such an addition is not dangerous, it is at least unnecessary."
"The new form of government declares a consolidiation of union of all the thirteen parts, or states, into one great whole. It is an intuitive truth that a consolidated republican form of government will lead into monarch, either limited or despotic."
"This country should never split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties."
Which group was Patrick Henry in?
Where was the Wilderness Road?
What was the Northwest Ordinance?
Described how the Northwest Territory was to be governed; written in 1787
Where did Shay's rebellion occur?
What is the Articles of Confederation?
The first plan of US government issued by congress
What is the Land Ordinance of 1785?
Called for surveyors to stake out 6 mile square plots, called townships
What is the northwest territory?
Land in the west that containted: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota
When was the Constitutional Convention held?
Which delegate to the Constitutional Convention is known as the "Father of the Constitution?"
What provided the basic framework for the national government that we have today?
What did the smaller states want to base the national governent on?
The New Jersey Plan or the Articles of Confederation
What decided how slaves would be counted in figuring a state's population?
Which group was most afraid of a strong central government?
Who persuaded the Confederation congress to consider revising the articles?
Madison and Hamilton
How many states were at the convention?
What happened after the discussion at the convention?
delegates agreed to abandon articles and create a new constitution
When was the Articles of Confederation ratified?
How many states ratified the Articles of Confederation?
What was the Great Compromise?
an agreement on legislative representation
Where was the Northwest territory located?
In the region from Ohio through Wisconsin
What was the New Jersey plan?
A proposal for a one-house legislature
What was the Virginia plan?
A proposal for a two-house legislature
What was the Constitution based on?
what is federalism?
a system of government in which power is shared among the central government and the states
When was Shay's rebellion?
Who offered the Virginia plan?
What is a senate?
The one house in the legislature in which each state would have an equal number of votes