Articles of Confederation
What came before the constitution?
How many branches did the articles of confederation have?
How many houses did the articles of confederation have?
Too weak(not enough power)
What was the weakness of the Confederation Congress?
Expanded the country
What was the strengths of the Confederation Congress?
Why did Shay and the other farmers rebel?
Shay and other farmers
Who rebelled against the natl. govt.?
Raided the arsenal
What did Shay and the other farmers do in a show of rebellion?
A convention was called by congress
What happened after the Shay rebellion?
How states would be represented in congress(big and small states)
What was the biggest issue discussed at the convention called by congress?
Slave & Trade(north and south)
What was the second biggest issue discussed at the convention called by congress?
How to elect president(electoral collage)
What was the third biggest issue discussed at the convention called by congress?
What type of states did the New Jersey Plan want?
What type of states did the Virginia Plan want?
How many branches did BOTH plans call for?
_______ Plan wanted 1 house in congress(equal rep.)
_______ Plan wanted 2 houses in congress(based on pop.)
3 branches, house based on pop., senate equal
What was the great compromise?
These people are AGAINST the constitution.
These people are PRO consitution
Who is the "Father of the Constitution"?
Studied, took notes, most influence
What did Madison do to become the Father of the constitution?
To declare a law unconstitutional is called...