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Wilderness Road This road was not easy to travel. into Kentucky
republic the people choose representatives to govern them.
Articles of Confederation The Continental Congress eventually arrived at a final plan,
Land Ordinance of 1785 for surveyors to stake out six-mile-square plots, called townships, in the Western lands.
Northwest Territory As the territory grew in population, it would gain rights to self-government.
Northwest Ordinance (1787) described how the Northwest Territory was to be governed.
Shays's Rebellion as the uprising came to be known, the farmers won the sympathy of many people.
Constitutional Convention the Philadelphia meeting became known, were a very impressive group.
James Madison Madison had read more than a hundred books on government in preparation for the meeting.
Virginia Plan Randolph offered a plan for a whole new government. The plan became known as the
New Jersey Plan for a legislature with only one house.
Great Compromise The Senate would give each state equal representation.
Three-Fifths Compromise Under this compromise, three-fifths of the slave population would be counted when setting direct taxes on the states.
federalism Federalism is a system of government in which power is shared between the central (or federal) government and the states
Federalists Linking themselves to the idea of federalism, the people who supported the Constitution took the name
Antfederalists People who opposed the Constitution were called
The Federalist papers These essays first appeared as letters in New York newspapers.
George Mason perhaps the most influential Virginian aside from Washington, also was opposed to it.
Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution
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