Creating Constitution Vocabulary
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Articles of confederation
The first written plan of government for the United States. A "confederation" is group of states that cooperate for a common goal
An area of land designated by Congress and controlled a governor. A territory may apply to become a state when it has a large enough population
a place where weapons and ammunition are stored
a person chosen to represent others
An uprising by Massachusetts farmers in 1786 that convinced many people that the Articles of Confederation needed to be changed
a written plan that provides the basic framework of a government
One of the plans for government. It called for three branches and a Congress with two houses. The representation of the states in both houses would be based on each state's population.
New Jersey Plan
One of the plans for government. It called for three branches and a one house Congress. Each state would get an equal number of representatives in this house.
The final agreed upon plan for government. It called for three branches. Congress would have a Senate, where each state would have two representatives. It would also have a House of Representatives where each state's representation would be based on it's population.
The group established by the Constitution to elect the president and vice president. Voters in each state choose their electors.
Each slave would be counted as 3/5 of a person for the purpose of determining a state's population.
the head of the executive branch (aka: the president)
To formally approve a plan or an agreement. The process of approval is called ratification.
a country governed by elected representatives.
the people who supported the ratification of the constitution and argued for a strong central government.
the people who were against the ratification of the constitution because they thought it gave too much power to the national government and did not protect the rights of the people.
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