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Northwest Land Ordinance
Refined qualifications for statehood: a certain amount of land had to be reserved for public education and slavery was prohibited in this territory
Farmers couldn't pay their taxes so their land was being taken away...instead of giving up their land, the farmers rebelled
Originally a meeting between 5 states to discuss trade/commerce/navigation problems but then turned into a discussion on reforming the Articles
Mount Vernon Conference
A meeting between Maryland and Virginia to discuss navigation of rivers, but turned into discussion of trade problems between states
Believed that kings should have total power and people need a strong central government to maintain order
Two houses of Congress, President, Supreme Court, representation based on population, and favored the big states
New Jersey Plan
Opposite of Virginia Plan, one house of Congress, no President, no Supreme Court, equal representation, and favored smaller states
Two houses of Congress with split representation: Senate (equal) and House of Representatives (based on population)
Slave Trade Compromise
The South's slave trade was guaranteed for at least 20 years after the ratification of the Constitution (until 1810)
Checks and Balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power.
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