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SS Vocabulary

Unit Test #4

Shays Rebellion armed uprising of farmers, led by Daniel Shays in January 1787
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 A law passed by the Continental Congress. It allowed for the addition of new states to the union by organizing the land in the northwest area of the U.S.
Amendment a change make in bill or motion
anti-federalist believed in a weak national government
federalist believed in a strong national government
Bill of Rights The name for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. constitution. These amendments guarantee many personal freedoms and serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property
Popular sovereignty the idea that the authority for the government comes from the people
federalism dividing government powers up between the national government and the states government
representative democracy the idea that the government derives its power from the people. Voters elect representatives to exercise power for them, including the President, senators, and representatives
protective tariff to encourage Americans to manufacture their own goods
democratic-republicans group that opposed Alexander Hamilton's ideas
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