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Ch. 7

The Constitution

What state was not present at the Constitutional Convention? Rhode Island
Up until 1807, this state allowed women the right to vote. New Jersey
What delegate from Virginia is considered the "Father of the Constitution?" James Madison
How many branches of government did the Articles of Confederation have? One (Congress)
Where and when did the Constitutional Convention take place? Philadelphia 1787
How many states took part in the Constitutional Convention? 12
How many delegates were there all together? 55
Shay's rebellion was led by who? Daniel Shays
What was the compromise called that determined how to count slaves for population representation? 3/5's Compromise
What do we call the person that runs the government and makes sure that the laws are carried out properly? executive branch (President)
What do we call an agreement in which each side gives up a part of what it wants? compromise
This law was passed to determine how to distribute land north of the Ohio River. Northwest Ordinance of 1787
How many states will be eventually created because of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787? 5
What is the worst state in our union? Ohio
What are the three branches of our government today? executive, legislature, and judicial
What branch checks to make sure that the laws created are legal and "Constitutional?" judicial
How does the preamble of our Constitution start We the People.....
What state was the first to include a bill of rights in its constitution? Virginia
Why would the states not give a lot of power to their governors? worried individuals would abuse their powers based on past experience with England and the King.
What do we call a document that sets down the rules for how a government is to be run? constitution
A period of slow business activity, lower prices and wages, and unemployment is called what? economic depression
This branch of government consists of a system of courts... judicial
The group of delegates in favor of a strong central government were called what? Federalists
What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution? Bill of Rights
Roger Sherman came up with a plan that appealed to both large and small states that will eventually be passed to create our government. What will this be called? The Great Compromise
A series of papers written to encourage the passing of the constitution in favor of a strong central government were called? The Federalist Papers
To approve a document is called what? ratify
Under the Articles of Confederation how many states would have to vote yes in order for a bill or law to be passed? nine
What amendment to the Constitution allows for its citizens to "bear arms?" 2nd Amendment
Who was elected the first President of the United States? George Washington
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