CH 2.3 Confederation and the Constitution
Terms in this set (21)
Form of government in which citizens rule through elected representatives.
Term for government that loosely unified the states before the Constitution was ratified
Articles of Confederation
The set of laws that created two levels of government;
Later replaced by the Constitution.
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
The plan for dividing land into territories and admitting new states into the union.
The mob action by debt-ridden farmers in 1787;
It highlighted the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
Author of the Virginia Plan "Father of the Constitution," and a Federalist.
the Great Compromise
The agreement to have a two-house Congress in which representation for big and small states was balanced
Name for the division of power between the national government and the states.
The agreement to count 3/5 of a state's slaves to determine the number of representatives in Congress.
The division of government that makes laws.
The division of government that carries out laws.
The division of government that interprets the laws.
Checks and Balances
The system that prevents one branch of government from dominating the others.
The process of states voting to approve the Constitution.
The supporters of the Constitution; those who favored a balance of state and federal powers.
Those who opposed the Constitution and a strong federal government.
the Bill of Rights
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution; it listed personal liberties and government limits.
THIS is the year in which the Constitution was ratified.
The number of times in which the Constitution has been ratified.
The first President of the United States.
THIS party agreed with Hamilton.