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Virginia delegate James Madison's plan of government, in which states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population
tries to stable American finances. 1) Assumption of State debts 2) Creation of a National Bank 3) Promotion of the manufacturing industry. First two are passed. Federalists support all of Hamilton's ideas, but Republicans think Hamilton is trying to make America more like England, which they believe is corrupt. This plan was accepted in exchange for the permanent settlement of the nation's capital on the Potomac River.
South agreed to federal control over foreign and interstate trade; importation of slaves legal until 1808; the federal government was given authority to collect import taxes but not on export
A group selected by the states to elect the president and the vice-president, in which each state's number of electors is equal to the number of its senators and representatives in Congress.
Virginian, architect, author, governor, and president. Lived at Monticello. Wrote the Declaration of Independence. Second governor of Virginia. Third president of the United States. Designed the buildings of the University of Virginia.
- revolutionary orator, statesman, and a member of the House of Burgesses; introduced seven resolutions against the Stamp Act; "Give me liberty or give me death"
"Father of the Constitution". His proposals for an effective government became the Virginia Plan, which was the basis for the Constitution. He was responsible for drafting most of the language of the Constitution.
Bill of Rights
A formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of the United States, incorporated in the Constitution as Amendments 1-10, and in all state constitutions.
Powers derived from the enumerated powers and the necessary and proper clause. These powers are not stated specifically but are considered to be reasonably implied through the exercise of delegated powers.
Southern and Northern states reached this during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 in which a percentage of the enumerated population of slaves would be counted for representation purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives.
opponents of a strong central government who campaigned against the ratification of the Constitution in favor of a confederation of independant states
(1797-1801) He was the second president of the United States and a Federalist. He was responsible for passing the Alien and Sedition Acts. Prevented all out war with France after the XYZ Affair. His passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts severely hurt the popularity of the Federalist party and himself
the new head of the department of the treasury was an intellectually brillian man quickly became involved in politics, supporting the patriot cause served as a private secretart to general washinton in the continenal army during the revolution
American public official, writer, scientist, and printer. After the success of his Poor Richard's Almanac (1732-1757), he entered politics and played a major part in the American Revolution. Negotiated French support for the colonists, signed the Treaty of Paris (1783), and helped draft the Constitution (1787-1789).
1st Attorney General, a delegate from Virginia at the Constitutional convention. He proposed the large state compromise of a bicameral legislature, Proposed the Virginia Plan. One of the delegates from Virginia who refused to sign the Constitution.
A narrow interpretation of the Constitution, meaning that congress has only those powers specifically given in the constitution.
A way of interpreting the Constitution which holds that the words in the Constitution can be stretched or expanded upon. This lead to an
of both federal government power and individual rights.
a statement made by President George Washington that the United States would not with any of the nations at war in Europe following the French Revolution
Was one of the strongest supporters of the bill of rights. In 1776, he had written the bill of rights for Virginia's constitution. After the Constitutional Convention refused to include a bill of rights, joined the Anitfederalists.
A legislator supports a proposal favored by another in return for support of his or hers
It was signed in the hopes of settling the growing conflicts between the U.S. and Britain. It dealt with the Northwest posts and trade on the Mississippi River. It was unpopular with most Americans because it did not punish Britain for the attacks on neutral American ships.
Alien and Sedetion Acts
laws signed by John Adams, designed to suppress perceived French agents working against American neutrality; the acts gave the president power to deport "dangerous" aliens, lengthen the residency requirement for citizenship, and restrict freedoms of speech and press.
Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
These documents drafted by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson claimed that the Alien and Sedition Acts violated the U.S. Constitution. These resolutions affirmed the principle of states' rights and nullfication
11th and 12th Amendments to the Constitution
These things check the power of judicial limits and help the President pick his Vice President
Agreement that proposed two houses of Congress; one where the population would determine how many representatives a state has, and another to ensure that all states are represented equally. Created the House and Senate while resolving the dispute between the large and small states.
1789 Rebellion in which the French people overthrew their monarchy and made the country a republic
(1797) an incident in which French agents attempted to get a bribe and loans from U.S. diplomats in exchange for an agreement that French privateers would no longer attack American ships
(1795) gave Americans the right to travel down and out the Mississippi River and the disputed area of Florida.
New Jersey Plan
A framework for the Constitution proposed by a group of small states. Its key points were a one-house legislature with one vote for each state, a Congress with the ability to raise revenue, and a Supreme Court with members appointed for life.
Citizens who were in favor of ratifying the Constitution, they wanted a strong national government
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, Set many precedents for future presidents (1732-1799)
A primary framer of the Constitution, proposed the three-fifths compromise for slave representation and election of the President by the people. He was also key in Pennsylvania's ratification of the Constitution
A collection of 85 articles written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison under the name "Publius" to defend the Constitution in detail.
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