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They opposed the ratification of the Constitution.   ANTIFEDERALISTS  
The first Constitution - had no central military, no executive branch, no ability to collect taxes, no common currency, only a legislative branch   ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION  
The type of legislature that resulted from the Great (Connecticut) Compromise. This was essentially a mix of the VA Plan and the NJ Plan.   BICAMERAL  
The first ten amendments to the Constitution, they were added to ensure ratification by the states.   BILL OF RIGHTS  
Replaced the Articles.   CONSTITUTION  
The branch of government that enforces the laws.   EXECUTIVE  
The term used in Federalist No. 10 describing the divisive interest groups that could tear a country apart. Madison said only a representative democracy could lessen the negative effects of these   FACTIONS  
Another name for the "central" or "national" government   . FEDERAL  
Written to encourage the ratification of the Constitution.   FEDERALIST PAPERS  
They favored the ratification of the Constitution and a strong central govt.   FEDERALISTS  
The chamber of Congress that bases representation on population.   HOUSE  
He is considered the "Father of the Constitution".   JAMES MADISON  
The branch of government that interprets the laws.   JUDICIAL  
The branch of government that makes the laws.   LEGISLATIVE  
formal approval   RATIFICATION  
The type of democracy that we have in the United States.   REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY  
The form of government that James Madison, in Federalist No. 10, argues is the cure to divisive interest groups.   REPUBLICAN  
The chamber of Congress that bases representation on equality.   SENATE  
This is also known as checks and balances. It describes the structure of the federal government that forbids any branch from becoming too powerful.   SEPARATION OF POWERS  
His rebellion showed that the federal government was too weak under the Articles to deal with an insurgency or domestic uprising (this also showed a need for a stronger national government).   SHAYS  
Had most of the power under the Articles (hint not the federal government).   STATES  
Because slave states wanted to count the slave population when determining the number of their representatives in the legislature (even though they were treated as animals), the free states agreed to count slaves as this much of a person.   THREE FIFTHS  
This rebellion, in contrast to Shays', demonstrated that the Constitution was strong enough to stop a domestic revolt.   WHISKEY  
A trial in which one sues another for damages   CIVIL TRIAL  
In the 8th, your punishment will not be this   CRUEL AND UNUSUAL  
In the 10th, the powers given to the federal government   DELEGATED  
One cannot (usually) be tried twice for the same crime because if you were, it would be considered...   DOUBLE JEOPARDY  
In #14, it allows all citizens to go through the proper procedures if they are to be denied life, liberty, or property   DUE PROCESS  
In #5, it allows the government to purchase your private property (for roads, railroads, etc.)   EMINENT DOMAIN  
In the 14th, thanks to this clause, all citizens are entitled to (blank blank) under the law   EQUAL PROTECTION  
Clause in #1 that states that Congress will not make a religion   ESTABLISHMENT  
In the 8th, bail shall not be this   EXCESSIVE  
Clause in #1 that states that you can worship deity that you wish.   FREE EXERCISE  
Contracts (such as marriage) in one state are valid in other states because of this clause   FULL FAITH ANDCREDIT  
In the 5th, one cannot be forced to be a witness against...   HIMSELF  
In the 16th, Congress is now able to tax your...   INCOME  
In the 24th, the government cannot have this type of tax - a tax on voting   POLL  
In the 17th, Senators will be chosen by (blank) vote and no longer chosen by state legislatures   Popular  
In the 10th, the powers not denied to the states or specifically for the federal government   RESERVED  
Our form of democracy giving some powers to the states and others to the federal government, where the powers are in question, the federal government prevails   Federalism  
Found in the 15th, 19th, and 26th - another name for the right to vote   SUFFRAGE  
The clause in the Constitution that says that it is the "Supreme Law of the Land"   SUPREMACY  
In the 9th, those right not mentioned (or numbered) in the Constitution   UNENUMERATED  
In the 4th, searches and seizures cannot be this   UNREASONABLE  
Thomas Jefferson believed there was one of these dividing Church and State   WALL OF SEPARATION  
Prohibition Amendment   EIGHTEENTH  
no cruel or unusual punishment Amendment   EIGHTH  
Right to vote based on race (but not women)`   15th  
Eminent Domain, Right to not self-incriminate, Double Jeopardy Amendment   5th  
Freedom of Speech, Religion, Press   1st  
Rights of Citizens and Due Process (for former slaves)   14th  
Searches and Seizures Amendment   4th  
Women's Suffrage Amendment   19th  
You have rights not mentioned in the constitution Amendment   NINTH  
Right to Bear Arms Amendment   SECOND  
Senators elected by voters not state legislatures Amendment   17th  
trial by jury, civil cases Amendment   7th  
Income Tax Amendment   SIXTEENTH  
right to speedy trial, criminal cases Amendment   6th  
Powers reserved to the states that are not delegated to the federal government Amendment   10th  
Quarter Troops Amendment   3rd  
Ends slavery Amendment   13th  
Ends Prohibition Amendmnet   21st  
No taxes on voting Amendment   24th  
Only two terms for the President Amendment   22nd  
Right to vote for 18 year olds Amendment   26th  
D.C. can vote for President 3 Electoral Votes   23rd  


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