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Social Studies Ch 9

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Federalists vs. Anti Federalists Federalist were for a Constitution that established a strong central government Anti Federalist- States Rights/ Weak Central Government and Bill of Rights/Individual rights
Purpose of the Federalist Papers Convince people to sign The Constitution and provide reasons for a strong federal government
Magic number for Ratification 9
Why was it important for New York and Virginia to ratify the Constitution? They were large states and had much of the power
Anti federalist demanded that it was added before the Constitution would be ratified because it guaranteed Americans individual rights The Bill of Rights
John Jay Alexander Hamilton James Madison Wrote the Federalist Papers
Presidential Veto In order to override a Presidential Veto you need a 2/3 majority in both houses
Federal System Strong federal government. Anything not written in The Constitution is under state control. Legislative, Executive, Judicial in the Federal Government are cloned in the state governments. One branch can “check”/ double check another branches work.
This person needs to be born in the U.S.A in order to be elected President
A member of the House of Representatives is elected to a term of Two Years
The power to declare war belongs to the Congress
A U.S. Senator needs to be a U.S. citizen, be at least 30 years old, live in the state he/she represents
President is elected to a term of 4 years
The number of members a state has in The House of Representatives is based on the population of the state
The Commander and Chief of the army and navy is the President
The Speaker of the House is John Boehner
The Vice President is Joe Biden
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is John G. Roberts
Separations of Powers System of Checks and Balances in which each of the three branches of the federal government can check the other
Created by: blazere