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Northwest Ordinance

provided the basis for governing much of the western territory

Articles of confederation

plan for a loose union of the states under the authority of the congress

Daniel Shay

former captain in continental army, now a bankrupt farmer

James Madison

member of Virginia Assembly and head of its commerce committee


vote against

Checks and Balances

to prevent any of the three branches from becoming too powerful

Joint Committee

People from both house of reps and house of senate


supporters of the constitution


had concerns about which govt. would have more power

3/5's compromise

compromise of slaves
5 enslaved=3 free people

Connecticut Compromise

compromise that "House of Representatives" represent according to size of state population, the senate house- each state would have equal representative

Virginia Plan

proposed scraping the Articles of Confederation entirely and creating a new national government


removed from office

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