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
former captain in continental army, now a bankrupt farmer
member of Virginia Assembly and head of its commerce committee
Checks and Balances
to prevent any of the three branches from becoming too powerful
People from both house of reps and house of senate
supporters of the constitution
had concerns about which govt. would have more power
compromise of slaves
5 enslaved=3 free people
compromise that "House of Representatives" represent according to size of state population, the senate house- each state would have equal representative
proposed scraping the Articles of Confederation entirely and creating a new national government
removed from office
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