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Wilderness Road A road that traveled westward over the Appalachian Mountians into Kentucky.
Republic A government in which the people elect representatives to govern.
Articles of Confederation The first government of the United States.
Land Ordinance of 1785 Law that set up townships in the Western lands, which became known as the Northwest Territory.
Northwest Territory Land that formed the modern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota.
Northwest Ordinance Law that organized the Northwest Territory.
Shay's Rebellion Anti-tax protest by farmers.
Constitutional Convention Meeting in Philadelphia called to change the Articles of Confederation.
James Madison One of the leaders of the Constitutional Convention.
Virginia Plan Plan that called for represenatation in the legislature to be based on states' population or wealth.
New Jersey Plan Plan that called for each state to have equal representation in the legislature.
Great Compromise Called for a two-house legislature with representation based on population in one house and equal representation in the other house.
Three-Fifths Compromise Called for counting three-fifths of the slave population for representation and taxation.
Federalism A system of government in which power is shared among the federal government and the states.
Federalists People who supported the ratification of the Constituition.
Antifederalists People who opposed the ratification of the Constituition.
The Federalist papers Essays that explained and defended the Constituiton.
George Mason Influential Vriginian who opposed ratification of the Constituiton.
Bill of Rights Set of amendments to the Constituiton passed to protect individual rights.
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