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study questions for history 2

Executive Branch Carries out laws, President
Judicial Branch Interprets laws, Supreme Court
Legislative Branch Makes Laws, Congress
Federalist Supporters of the Constitution
Anti-Federalist Opponents of the Constitution
Great Awakening Revival of Christianity in the American colonies
First Continental Congress First meeting of the 12 colonies to discuss independence
Second Continental Congress Sent Olive Branch Petition and wrote the Declaration of Independence
Constitutional Convention Delegates met in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation
Virginia Plan Representation in Congress based on population
New Jersey Plan Each state has an equal voice in Congress
Three-fifths Compromise 3/5 of the slave population would be counted as part of the regular population
Strict Interpretation A word for word interpretation of the Constitution
Loose interpretation Broad interpretation of the Constitution
Checks and Balances Keep branches in equal power
Veto Prevent bills from becoming law
George Washington First president of the US, warned against forming political parties
John Marshall Served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for 34 years
Gibbons v. Ogden Ruled Congress had the power to regulate interstate commerce
House of Burgess First colonial assembly
Democratic-Republicans Supported strong state government
Federalist Party Supported strong federal government
John Adams Federalist, second president of the US
Alexander Hamilton Developed economic plan in the 1790's
Bill of Rights Ensure basic rights and freedoms for citizens
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