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Chapter 8

The American Promise 5th Edition. Professor: Jones-Reed : Keywords

TermDefinition
Elizabeth Freeman First slave to win freedom in Massachusetts in 1781, basing her case on the constitution
Articles of Confederation Plan devised by continental congress in November 1777
Bill of Rights List of individual rights that the government can abridge, 1st ten amendments to the constitution
Gradual Emancipation Process that ended slavery in a series of steps
The Federalist Papers Series of 85 essays on political philosophy, set out failures of the Articles of Confederation
Northwest Ordinance Land act 1787, specified the mechanism
Virginia Plan New government, a repudiation of the principle of a confederation of states
James Madison Son of a wealthy planter, guided the draft of the United States Constitution 1787
Republicanism Government needs to work with the people
Three-Fifths Compromise Specifies if salves counted as property or as people
Alexander Hamilton New York delegate
Shay's Rebellion Western Massachusetts protest state government building
Northwest Territory Area north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi
Anti-Federalist Opponents that feared the constitution
The Great Compromise Bicameral legislature
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