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Important terms for government
Terms in this set (19)
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.
Created a bicameral legislature with representation in the House being based on population, and equal representation in the Senate.
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.
Written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay arguing for ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
Created the processs that led states to become territories.
Law that set up govt. and way to admit NW territories as new states
Document written in 1215 that stated the King was not above the law.
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.
central government was weak
main reason for the failure of the Articles of Confederation
those in favor of the Constitution without a bill of rights; favored a strong central government with a strong executive
those who opposed the Constitution unless a Bill of Rights is added; wanted stronger state governments; feared a string executive
President, enforces laws
the branch of government that makes the laws
the branch of government Interprets the laws
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