US History- Constitution
Terms in this set (15)
This branch makes the laws
Those who favored a strong central government and thought that the Constitution should be ratified.
Checks and Balances
This prevents any one branch of government from becoming too powerful.
Articles of Confederation
characterized by a weak central government that did not have the power to tax and regulate commerce.
This branch enforces the laws
those who were fearful of a central government.
changes that can be made to the Constitution through the addition of
a meeting held in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation
This branch interprets the laws
9 out of 13 states had to _____ the Constitution in order to approve it
The Great Compromise
agreement between delegates on the issue of Congressional representation in small and large states
Madison proposes this idea which favored large states over small states
Bill of Rights
the first 10 amendments of the constitution
Agreement between the Northern and Southern delegates regarding how to count to enslaved people for representation.
the division of power between the national and state government
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