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A New Nation
Terms in this set (15)
Articles of Confederation
What was the first attempt at a national government?
1. Congress did not have the power to tax
2. no common currency (money)
3. no executive or judicial branches
4. Each state got ONE vote regardless of size
5. provided a weak national government
What were five weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
weak national government
Describe the Articles of Confederation? Strong national government or weak national government
The Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan
What two plans were debated in issue 1 of the Constitutional Convention?
Was the Constitution ratified? Yes or No?
to formally approve
The Electoral College
What system elects the president?
The population of slaves would be counted as three-fifths in determining representation in Congress and for taxation.
Explain the 3/5 Compromise
House of Representatives and Senate
The Great Compromise divided the congress into two houses. Name the 2 houses.
What are the 3 branches of government?
the first 10 amendments of the Constitution
What are the Bill of Rights?
Would counting slaves as population for representation in Congress help the Southern states or the Northern states?
Would counting slaves as property to be taxed help the Southern states or the Northern states?
Supreme Law of the Land
What is another name for the Constitution?
it protects a person's right to freedom of religion, assembly press, petition and speech
Explain the 1st amendment. - remember RAPPS
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