13 terms

Chapter 5

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