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EMS WVStudy Ch8Vocab

EMS WV Studies Chap * Vocab

Articles of Confederation the United States's first constitution; ratified in 1781; replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1787
constitution a document that sets up the framework of a government (or any organization) and determines its powers and limitations
unicameral describes a single-house legislature
ambassador a person sent by one country as a permanent representative to another country
tariff a tax on goods brought into a state from another state or country
Land Ordinance of 1785 a federal law that organized the lands of the Northwest Territory into townships
township a 6-mile-square block of land in the Northwest Territory
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 a federal law that established how new states would come into the Union; also prohibited slavery north of the Ohio River U.S. Constitution the nation's second constitution
Virginia Plan proposed by Edmund Randolph of Virginia at the Constitutional Convention that called for a bicameral federal legislature
bicameral describes a two-house legislature
New Jersey Plan proposed by the smaller states at the Constitutional Convention that essentially kept the national government as it was but added the power to tax and to regulate trade
compromise a way to settle disagreements by which each side gives way a little in its demands
ratify to approve officially
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