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a government in which citizens come together to discuss laws and select rulers- normally failed
a government that gets its power indirectly from the people who elect those who govern
a government in which the leaders have won an election and need to recognize and enforce laws
an arrangement of checks and balances and due process that that make are leaders think and explain before they make laws
the idea that a just government must get power from the consent of the people it governs
A small revolt of farmers that made people realize they needed a strong central government.
the idea of a 2 house government (i.e. senate and house of representatives)-compromise between big states and small states
The Virginia Plan
a plan that would give the bigger states with more population and wealth more power
The Connecticut Compromise
compromise between Virginia and New Jersey plan - created the Senate and the House
agreement between North and South that slaves would count as 3/5ths of a person
against the Constitution and a strong central government-for people's rights and state's rights
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