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constitution a set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government
suffrage the right to vote
Articles of Confederation under this, Congresswould become the single branch of government, but it would have limited powers in order to protect the liberties of the people
ratification official approval
tariffs taxes on imports or exports
interstate commercde trade between two or more states
inflation occurs when there are increased prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money
depression a period of low economic activity combined witg a raise in unemployment
Shay's Rebellion the uprising of farmersto protest high taxes and heavy debt
Constitutional convntion held to improve the Articles of Confederation
Three-Fifths Compromise under this agreement onlt 3/5's of a states slave population would count when determining representation
popular sovereignty the idea that political authority belongs to the people
federalism the sharing of power between a central government and the states that make up a country
checks and balances keeps any branch of government from becoming too powerful
Federalist Papers essays supporting the constitution
amendments official changes
bill of Rights 10 of the proposed amendments intended to protect citizen's rights
What was the main goal of the Constitutional Convention? improve the Articles of Confederation
What was the main debate between the small states and the larger state? The virginia Plan
List the main points of the Virginia Plan. Did this plan appeal to larger states or smaller states? Why? The virginia PLan was a new ederal constitution that would give sovereignty to the central goverment. This wouldappeal to the larger states because they would have more represenatives than the smaller states
List the main points of the New Jersey Plan. did this plan appeal to the larger or smaller states? Why? The New Jersey plan called for a one-house legislature, it gave each state an equal number of votes, thus an equal oice in the federal government. This plan appeled to the smaller states bcause it stopped the larger states from getting too much power
How did the Great Compromise appeal to both the larger and the smaller states? Which parts came from the Virginia Plan? Which parts came from the New Jersey Plan?
Created by: bjames