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Articles of Confederation
Document that created a "Firm League of Friendship" while guaranteeing each state its "sovereignty, freedom, and independence"
Uprising of Massachusetts farmers led by Daniel Shays to protest taxes, debt, and foreclosures
Plan drafted by James Madison at the Constitutional Convention that shifted power away from the states and toward the central government
New Jersey Plan
Plan that would have kept the one-vote-per-state representation under one legislative body from the Articles of Confederation
The Great Compromise
Agreement worked out at the Constitutional Convention; granted each state an equal vote in the upper house and representation based on population in the lower house
Agreement worked out at the Constitutional Convention; stated that three-fifths of a state's slave population would count in determining representation in the lower house
Supporters of the Ratification of the Constituion
People who feared a powerful national government and opposed the Constitution as written
Checks and Balances
System established by the Constitution; allows for sharing of power among branches of government and prevents any one branch from becoming too powerful
Separation of Powers
Allocation of powers between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government; prevents any one branch from becoming too powerful
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