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Constitutional Convention

Important terms for government

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Virginia Plan
Known as the large state plan; called for a bicameral legislature with representation based on population.
New Jersey Plan
Known as the small state plan; called for a unicameral legislature with equal representation.
Great Compromise
Created a bicameral legislature with representation in the House being based on population, and equal representation in the Senate.
Three-Fifths Compromise
Stated that slaves could be counted as three-fifths of a person when determining a states' population.
Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments to the United States Constitution
Articles of Confederation
First constitution for the United States in which the states had more power than the federal government.
Constitutional Convention - When, Where, Who
Held in Philadelphia in 1777 in which delegates from the states gathered to revise the Articles of Confederation.
Federalist Papers
Written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay arguing for ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
Northwest Ordinance
Created the processs that led states to become territories.
Delegated powers
powers given to the federal government
Reserved powers
powers kept by the states
Concurrent powers
powers shared by the federal government and the states
Northwest Ordinance
Law that set up govt. and way to admit NW territories as new states
Magna Carta
Document written in 1215 that stated the King was not above the law.
Mayflower Compact
Written in 1620 by the Pilgrims that was the first attempt at self-government.
English Bill of Rights
Created after the Glorious Revolution and took power away from the king and gave it to Parliament and the people.