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Chapter.8 vocabulary

the trail into kentucky that woodsman Daniel Boone helped to build. Wilderness Road
a government in which people elect representatives to govern for tem. republic
a document, adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777 and finally approved by the states in 1781, that outlined the form of government of the new United States. Articles of Confederation
a law that established a plan for surveying and selling the federally owned lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. Land Ordinance of 1785
territor covered by the Land Ordinace of 1785, which included land that formed the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. Northwest Territory
it described how the Northwest Territory was to be governed and set conditions for settlement and settler's rights. Northwest Ordinance
an uprising of debtridden Massachusetts farmers in 1787. Shays's Rebellion
a meeting held in 1787 to consider changes to the Articles of Confederation; resulted in the drafting of the Constitution. Constitutional Convention
he read more than a hundred books on government in preparation for the meeting. James Madison
a plan proposed by Edward Randolph, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, that proposed a goverment with three branches and a two-house legislature in which representation would be based on a state's population or wealth. Virginia Plan
a plan of government proposed at the Constitutional Convention In 1787 that called for a one-house legislature in which each state would have one vote. New Jersey Plan
the Constitutional Convention's agreement to establish a two house national legislature, with all states having equal representation based on its population in the other house. Great Compromise
the Constitutional Convention's agreement to countthree-fifths of a state's slave as population for purposes of representation and taxation. Three-Fifths Compromise
a system of government where power is shared among the central government and the states. federalism
Supporters of the Constitution. Federalist
a person who opposed the ratification of the U.S Constitution. Antifederalist
a series of essays defending and explaining the Constitution. The Federalist Papers
he perhaps the most influential virginian aside from washington, also was opposed to it. George Mason
The first ten amendments to the U.S constitution, added in 1791, and consisting of a formal list of citizens rights and freedoms. Bill of Rights
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