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Government: Our Primary Documents
Great Britain ignored the colonies because of problems at home and wars with other countries....
Benjamin Franklin's plan for the colonies to unite for the defense of all....
Albany Plan of Union
As relations between Great Britain and the colonists worsened, some colonists thought that they should for their own...
The title of the engraving that showed defenseless colonists being fired upon by British soldiers.....
The date of the Declaration of Independence from the Continental Congress to Great Britain
July 4, 1776
The United States of America's first plan of government
Articles of Confederation
A strength of this first plan of government
States cooperated during war
A weakness of this first plan of government
No solution found for financial problems
The plan of government created for the United States of America in 1787 and still use today
Constitution of U.S.
The 3 branches of government proposed by the Virginia Plan
Legislative; Executive; Judicial
The basis for representation in the bicameral legislature proposed by the Virginia Plan
The type of legislature with equal representation proposed by the New Jersey plan
The solution for representation that established a 2 house legislature based on both plans
Representation in this house is determined by the population of each state
House of Representatives
Representation in this house is equal with 2 members per state
The formula used to calculate the slave population for purposes of representation and taxation
Article 1 established this branch of government
Article 2 established this branch of government
Article 3 established this branch of government
Ratification required this many out of the 13 states approval
Those who favored the new government
Opposition to the new government led to the creation and addition of this for the protection of individual and state rights
Bill of Rights
This was established because the common man lacked adequate knowledge to make informed decisions