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Constitution

Constitution-Citizenship

TermDefinition
Articles of Confederation created during the Revolutionary War; created a weak central government
Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation; created a strong central government; sets up rules and limits of government
Federalist a person who supported the creation of a strong central government
Anti-Federalist a person who DID NOT support a strong central government
Rice & Indigo lost their value because England found cheaper markets
3/5 Compromise compromise between slave states and free states; increased the number of southern representatives
Legislative Branch makes laws
Judicial Branch interprets laws
Executive Branch enforces laws
Amend to change
Ratify to accept or approve
New Jersey Plan small state plan; representation equal for all states
Virginia Plan large state plan; representation based on population
Great Compromise compromise between large states and small states; established two legislative houses
Cotton Gin invention that led to an increase in slave labor
Columbia New capital of South Carolina
Philadelphia Convention (Constitutional Convention) group who created the U.S. Constitution
Henry Laurens & Charles Pinckney SC's representatives to the Philadelphia Convention
suffrage the right to vote
SC Ratifying Convention meeting held in SC to vote on the U.S. Constitution
Senate Legislative House; each state gets two
House of Representatives Legislative House: representation based on population
Checks and Balances created to make sure no one branch of government becomes too powerful
Northwest Ordinance established guidelines for creating territories and states; created under the Articles of Confederation
Shay's Rebellion showed weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Created by: KARENCROSBY