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A More Perfect Union

Mr. Kelsey's class.

What did Roger Sherman do? He proposed the Great Compromise.
What is a plan of government? A Constitution.
What type of legislature did most states establish? Bicameral.
Who proposed that the government power should be separate and balance? Baron De Montesquieu.
What is a two house legislature? Bicameral.
To change the Articles of Confederation, it required the consent of how many states? Thirteen.
Who believed all people had natural rights? John Locke.
What does depreciate mean? To fall in value.
What does the Executive Branch do? It applies laws and policies of the nation.
Who wrote the Virginia plan(Large State Plan)? James Madison.
What does manumission mean? Freeing of individual enslaved people.
Under the Federal system, what is the final authority? Court System.
What state kept its colonial charter as its constitution? Rhode Island.
What is an amendment? An addition to a document.
Who was the presiding officer at the Constitutional Convention? George Washington.
What is the most distinctive feature of the US government? Separation of powers.
What is a republic? Citizens rule through elected officials.
What is the more common name for the judicial branch of government? Court System.
What can the President check congress through? Vetoing power.
Under the Articles of Confederation, how many states does it take to pass a law? Nine.
What important document helped create our current government? The Constitution.
What keeps the branches of government from overpowering each other? Checks and balance.
What is the federal system of government? The division of national and state government power.
Who introduced the Virginia State Plan(Large State Plan)? Edmund Randolph.
What were supporters of the new constitution called? Federalists.
Which branch of government makes the laws? Legislative.
What is a more common name for the legislative branch of government? Congress.
Which law helped stop the spread of slavery to the west? Northwest Ordinance.
A period of when economic activity slows and unemployment increases is called? A depression.
Fort Knox is named after what person? Henry Knox.
Created by: akelsey