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AP Govt 2

QuestionAnswer
Mayflower Compact a document drawn up in 1620 on the Mayflower, which stated that laws were made to be for the general good of the people.
BIll of Rights First 10 Amend., cannot be infringed on by the govt.
First continental Congress delegates from 12 of 13 colonies, held in 1774 to protest Coercive Act.
Second Continental Congress colonies met in 1775, to assume the powers of the central govt. and establish army.
unicameral legislature leg. with one chamber
Confederation League of indp. states, united for achieving common goals.
Articles of Confederation Nations first Const., established national form of govt. in which central govt. had few powers.
Shays' Rebellion Rebellion of angry farmers, Massachusetts, 1786, for the need of of a true national govt.
Constitutional Convention 1787,amend Articles of Conf., establish new Const., which would establish a federal form of govt.
Great Compromise Plan for bicameral legislature:one chamber based on population, other represented equally
3/5's compromise 3/5's slaves counted for purposes od representation in house of representatives.
Interstate Commerce Trade that involves more than one state
Federalist Political group: supported new const., strong national govt.
Anti-Federalist Political group: opposed new const., did not like strong central govt., did not include Bill of Rights.
Faction A group of persons forming a cohesive minority
Rule of Law A basic principle of govt. that requires those who govern to act in accordance with established law
Federal System system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units
Commerce Clause Under Const., it gives Congress power to regulate interstate commerce.
Madison Model Model of govt., developed by James Madison, in which powers of govt. are separated into 3 branches; executive, legislature, judicial.
Checks and balances American principle in which each branch is allowed to check one another
Veto Power Constitutional power of executive, to reject legislation and return it to the legislature with reasons for rejection. Prevents or delays a bill from becoming a law.
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