Pre- Constitution Vocab
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Articles of Confederation
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constitution
Agreement that each slave counted as three-fifths of a person in determining representation in the House for representation and taxation purposes (negated by the 13th amendment)
agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation
New Jersey Plan
A constitutional proposal that would have given each state one vote in a new congress
"Large state" proposal for the new constitution, calling for proportional representation in both houses of a bicameral (two houses) Congress. The plan favored larger states and thus prompted smaller states to come back with their own plan for apportioning representation.
A joining of several groups for a common purpose.
a law passed by Congress in 1787 that specified how western lands would be governed
Treaty of Paris 1783
This treaty ended the Revolutionary War, recognized the independence of the American colonies, and granted the colonies the territory from the southern border of Canada to the northern border of Florida, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River
Seven Years War
(1756-1763 CE) Known also as the French and Indian war. It was the war between the French and their Indian allies and the English that proved the English to be the more dominant force of what was to be the United States both commercially and in terms of controlled regions.
Preamble to the Constitution
Introduction to the U.S. Constitution, establishing the goals and purposes of government
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
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