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5.1.and 5.2

TermDefinition
Shays Rebellion Protest held by small farmers to close the courts.
James Madison Delegate from Virginia, creator of the Virginia Plan.
Roger Sherman Political leader from Connecticut, Creator of the Great Compromise.
Great Compromise Compromise that proposed a bicameral legislature with membership based on the states population.
Three-fifths Compromise Compromise that 3/5 of the state's slave population will be factored into the total state population.
Federalism Government system in which state and national powers are divided.
Legislative Branch of government that makes laws.
Executive Branch of government that carries out the laws.
Judicial Branch of government that interprets the laws.
Separation of Powers Method to prevent on branch of government from dominating the other two.
Electoral College Group of electors chosen by a state to cast ballots for candidates.
Republic Government in which citizens rule through elected officials.
Republicanism Idea that the government should be run by the people.
Articles of Confederation Set of laws in which two levels of government shared fundamental powers.
Confederation An alliance, also a term used to describe the new government.
Land Ordinance of 1785 Law establishing a plan to survey and sell federally owned lands west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Law establishing a procedure for the admission of new states into the union.
Created by: beth weir