Chapter 5 - The Constitutional Convention
Terms in this set (34)
Compromise made by Constitutional Convention in which states would have equal representation in one house of the legislature and representation based on population in the other house
The agreement that counted each slave as three fifths of a person when a state's population was calculated.
Presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention.
Known as the "Father of the Constitution."
James Madison's plan of government, in which states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population
New Jersey Plan
The proposal at the Constitutional Convention that called for equal representation of each state in Congress regardless of the state's population
Delegate from Connecticut whose proposal became the Great Compromise.
City that hosted the Constitutional Convention.
Building, formerly called the Pennsylvania State House, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. It hosted the Constitutional Convention.
French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
The oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention.
They were supporters of the Constitution and they favored a strong federal (national) government.
They were opponents of the Constitution.
Bill of Rights
Anti-Federalists were opposed to the Constitution because it did not include this.
Essays arguing for the new Constitution. They were written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton
First state to ratify the Constitution.
Lists the six goals of our government.
The Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
The Judicial Branch
The division of power between the states and the federal (national) government.
Powers that are shared by both the federal and state governments
Powers given to the state government alone
checks and balances
The system that gives each branch of government ways to limit the power of the other two.
A power given to the state governments
Maintain an army and a navy
A power given to the national government
The name given to the delegates because they shaped our form of government.
The only state not to attend the Constitutional Convention.
The right to vote
Number of articles in the Constitution.