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Constitution

TermDefinition
Third Amendment Lodging troops in private homes, Quartering in times of peace
Government by a few rich people Aristocracy
Social Contract signed by Pilgrims Mayflower Compact
3 branches of government Legislative, Executive, Judicial
Essays written in support of the Constitution Federalist Papers
1st elected representative body in colonies Virginia House of Burgesses
Head of Executive Brunch President
New Government plan that replaced the Articles of Confederation The Constitution
Fifth Amendment Due Process, Self-Incrimination
Number of Representatives Based in state's population
Power is divided between State and Federal Government Federalism
Number of Senators 2 per state
Executive Branch Enforce laws
Two Houses of Legislative Branch Senate and House of Representatives
Judicial Branch Interprets and decides if laws are constitutional
Elected Representation Republicanism
Roman Republic, English Parliament, United States Congress- examples of Self or Representative Government
1st written set of laws in colonies Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
All 3 have different jobs Separation of Power
Legislative Branch Makes laws
Authors of the Federalist Papers Jay, Hamilton, and Madison
Anti-federalists requirement for ratification of Constitution Bill of Rights
A group of people who have the power to make laws Legislature
Constitution written 1787
Big meeting to revise the Articles Constitutional Convention
Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure
Old English document that gave us the idea that people had rights Magna Carta
1st try at a constitution, too weak did, not work Articles of Confederation
Purpose of Bill of Rights Protect individual freedoms
Making sure that one branch does not get too powerful Checks and Balances
Our government or a representative government is called Representative Demcracy
Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms
Big State Plan at convention Virginia Plan
Argument between Big and Small State Plan Representation in Congress
System for creating new states from western territories Northwest Ordinance
Argument between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists How much power the government should have.
One-word name for name for Legislative Branch Congress
Government can only do what the people say Limited Government
1st 10 Amendments Bill of Rights
Government by a royal family Monarchy
Absolute rule by one person Dictatorship
Small State Plan at convention New Jersey Plan
Anti-federalists Believed in states rights over central government
Agreement between New Jersey Plan and Virginia Plan Great Compromise
No Executive, No Power to Tax, No National Courts, and No Trade Regulation Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
First Amendment Religion, Press, Speech, Assembly, and Petition
Changes in the Constitution Amendments
Concept that people have authority over government Concept that people have authority over government
Created by: sanjacinto