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Chapter 8 Vocab

vocabulary words in chapter 8 for social studies

TermDefinition
Wilderness Road A trail into Kentucky built by Daniel Boone. became the main road into Kentucky
republic A form of government where the people get to choose the representatives to govern them.
Articles of Confederation The final plan:The national government had few powers, for many Americans were afraid that a strong government would lead to tyranny, or oppressive rule.
Land Ordinance of 1785 called for surveyors to stake out six-mile-square plots, called townships, in the western land.
Northwest Territory the land that formed the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota.
Northwest Ordinance Described how the Northwest Territory was to be governed
Shays's Rebellion an uprising of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers in 1787
Constitutional Convention 55 delegates at the Philadelphia meeting.
James Madison one of the ablest delegates.
Virginia Plan A plan proposed to Edmund Randolph, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, that proposed a government with three branches and a two-house legislature in which Representation would be based on a state's population or wealth.
New Jersey 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.
Great Compromise the Constitutional Convention's agreement to establish a two-house national legislature , with all states having equal representation in one house and each state having representation based on its population in the other house.
Three-Fifths Compromise The Constitutional Convention's agreement to count three-fifths of a state's slaves as population for purposes of representation and taxation.
federalism A system of government on which power is shared between the central(or federal) government and the states
federalist People who supported the Constitution
Antifederalists People who apposed the Constitution
The Federalist Paper essays written by federalists to answer the antifederalists' attacks; later, these letters were publisher=d as the book called the "The Federalist"
George Mason perhaps the most influential Virginian aside from Washington
Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, added in 1791, and consisting of a formal list of citizens' rights and freedom.
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