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Politics of the United States
Mastery Quiz - 9/28
Terms in this set (20)
Government is restricted in what it may do, and each individual has rights that the government cannot take away
A set of things that people believe they should be free to do without restrictions
Declaration of Independence
Formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain
People are the ultimate source of government authority and of the policies that the government leaders make.
Delegates who attended the Philadelphia Convention & participated in writing the U.S. Constitution
Established two houses of Congress: the House of Representatives, in which representation is based on states' populations; and the Senate, in which each state has two representatives.
An agreement at the Constitutional Convention to count a slave as three-fifths of a person when determining the population of a State
Commerce & Slave Trade Compromise
Congress was forbidden the power to tax the export of goods from any State
Those persons that supported the ratification of the Constitution in 1787-1788
Those persons who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1787-1788
Articles of Confederation
First government of the United States that allowed few important powers to the federal government
Government that serves the will of the people
Legislative body consisting of two houses
Legislative body consisting of one house
New Jersey Plan
Proposal for the new constitution, called for a unicameral legislature in which each state would be equally represented.
Refusal to buy or use goods and services
To cancel an act or law
A person who is chosen or elected to represent a person or group
Proposal for the new constitution, calling for representation based on population.
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