Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

American Govt Ch 1/2

QuestionAnswer
3/5 compromise all free persons should be counted, and also 3/5 of all other persons should be counted towards a state's population
Anti-Federalists opposed radification
articles of confederation first constitution of the US to unite the colonies
bicameral two-house legislature
charter a written grant of from the king
Connecticut Compromise made Congress bicameral
English Bill of Rights prohibited a standing army in peacetime, except with the consent of Parliment, and required that all parlimentary elections be free
Federalists favored radification
limited government a government that is limited in what they can do
Magna Carta the great charter, gave the people protection from arbitrary acts by the king
New Jersey Plan wouldve kept the unicameral Congress of Confederation, with each of the States equally represented
representative government government should serve the will of the people had also been developing in England for centuries
unicameral one house legislature
Virginia Plan called for new government with three separate branches: legislative, executive, and judicial
Mayflower Compact document drawn up by Pilgrim leaders in 1620 on the ship Mayflower stating that laws were to be made for the general good of the people.
Shay's Rebellion rebellion of angry farmers led by Daniel Shay emphasizing the need for a true national government.
Thomas Hobbes state of nature; protect themselves (self interest) humans rationally joined together to form a civil society
Declaration of Independence signed in 1776, it is a list of beliefs held by the colonists which stated their reasons for going to war with England
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 layout procedures and establishing govt in NW. models for organizing western territories later
Land Ordinance of 1785 procedures for surveying land, township six mi square. divided b 36 to give 640 acres.. one reserved for school income
Human rights Rights inherent in human beings, not dependent on gov., which include life, liberty, and persuit of happiness
Unitary government centralized government - local governments only have
Created by: gcowing
Popular American Government sets

 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards