History Alive 8 chapter 8
Key Terms for History Alive 8 chapter 8
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Articles of Confederation
The first written plan of government for the U.S. A confederation is an association of states that cooperate for a common purpose.
A region of the United States bounded by the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Great Lakes. The region was given to the U.S. by the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
A law passed by Congress in 1787 that specified how western lands would be governed.
A meeting held in Philadelphia in 1787 at which delegates from the states wrote the U.S. Constitution.
The "Age of Reason" in 17th and 18th century Europe. Enlightenment thinkers emphasized using rational thought to discover truths about nature and society.
A country governed by elected representatives.
A written plan that provides the basic framework of a government.
The plan of government adopted at the Constitutional Convention that established a two-house Congress. In the House of Representatives, representation from each state is based on state population. In the Senate, each state is represented by two senators.
An agreement made at the Constitutional Convention stating that enslaved persons would be counted as three-fifths of a person when determining a state's population for representation in the House of Representatives.
The group established by the Constitution to elect the President and the Vice-President. Voters in each state choose their electors.
To formally approve a plan or an agreement. The process of approval is called ratification.
The Federalist Papers
A series of essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay in support of the ratification of the Constitution by the states.
To agree or pledge to support someone or something.
Not limited to or by established or traditional views; broad-minded
A basic set of ideas used to develop a larger plan
A difference between two statements or situations that means they cannot both be true.