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Unit 3

Early Government

Articles of Confederation Our nation's first constitution (no strong enough to solve problems)
Had most of the power under the Articles of Confederation? States
Problems with the Articles of Confederation No national taxes and no federal leader
Shays' Rebellion Revolt led by angry farmers over taxes
Documents that influenced our government Magna Carter, English Bill of Rights, and Mayflower Compact
New Jersey Plan Plan based on equal representation
Virginian Plan Plan based on population
The Great Compromise Allowed for 2 houses in Congress
3/5 Compromise The portion of slaves that would be counted for population
Federalists Group that supported the Constitution and favored a strong central government
Anti-Federalists Group that did not support the Constitution and favored strong state governments
Bill of Rights First 10 Amendments to the Constitution, including freedom of speech
Federalist Papers Newspaper articles supporting the adoption of the Constitution
Created by: mcphersonm