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Chapter 8 vocab.

Study stacks for chapter 8

TermaaDefinition
wilderness road the trail into Kentucky that woodsman Daniel Boone helped build
republic a goverment in which people elect representatives to govern for them
Articles of Confederation a document, adopted by the continental congress in 1777 & finally approved by the states in 1781, that outlined th form of govermnt of the united states
Land of ordiance of 1758 a law that establishd a planfor suveying & selling the federally owned lands west of the appalachin Mountians
northwest ordiance it described how the northwest territory was to be governed & set conditions for settlements & settlers' right's
shay's rebellion an uprising of debtridden Massachusetts farmer's in 1787
constitutional convention a meeting held in 1787 to consider changes to the article of confederation; resutlted in the drafting of the constitution read more than 100 books on goverment in preparation James Madison for the meeting
Virgina plan a plan peoposed by Edmund Randolph, a delgate to the constitution convention in 1787 that called for braches & two-house legislature in which representation would be based on a state's populatio or wealth
New jersey plan a plan of goverment proposal at the constitutional convention in 1787 that called for a one-house legislature in which each state would have 1 vote
Great Compromise the constitutional convention's agreemet to established a 2-house national legislature, withall state's having equal representation in 1 house & each state bassed on it's population in the other house
three-fifths compromise the constitutional convention's agreement to court three-fifths of a state's slaves as population for purposes of representation & taxation
federalism a system goverment where power is shared among the cenralized, nationalistic goverment headed bya powerful dictator
federalists supporters of the constitution
antiferderalists a person who opposed the ratification of the U.S. constitution
the federalists papers a seris of essays defending & explaining the constitution
George Madison perhaps the most influential Virgian aside from Washington, also was opposed to it
Bill of Rights the 1st 10 ammendments to the U.S. constitution, added in 1791, & consisted of a formsl list of citizens' rights & freedoms
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