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3-6wks exam

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how to amend the constitution amendment passed by the house and santé then vote on by each state.
declaration of independence 1776
republicanism people exercise their power by voting political for representative
checks and balances limits the power of the particular branch government
age to vote in the u.s 18 years old
Magana Carta 1215
preamble the introduction to the constitution
bill of rights anti federalist required it to be added to the constitution before they would ratify the constitution
Philadelphia convention constitution was written at this convention
1787 new constitution is drafted
Montesquieu divided government power separated branches
what federalist would say this constitution makes it impossible for any person to take government control because separation of power
federalist paper written to gain support for the constitution
separation of power government power is divied in to different groups
quartering act colonist must provide housing and supplies for British solders
unalienable rights cannot be denied by any government
Thomas Paine wrote the crisis to encourage the troops to continue fighting after several defeats
Marquis de Lafayette served in the continental army volunteer from France advisor to Washington
Battle of Saratoga Burgoyne was defeated by Gates and Arnold; France and Spain began openly supporting the Patriots after the battle
Benedict Arnold helped win Saratoga; switched sides from the Patriots to the British after Saratoga
States that were part of the Northwest Territory Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan
Battle of Yorktown British Cornwallis defeated by French Navy; the final battle of the Revolution
Treaty of Paris 1783; ended the revolution; treaty between Britain and America; gave USA all land east of the Mississippi River
U.S. Constitution ratified 1788
Revolutionary War occurred during the 1700's (18th Century)
Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia; 1787
Bill of rights Ratified After the ratification of the U.S. Constitution
Articles of confederation Continental Congress approved first Constitution in 1777
Shay's Rebellion Rebellion by farmers over taxes; Massachusetts
Jefferson said of Shay's Rebellion, "a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing"
Land Ordinance of 1785 divided up western lands into different townships
Articles of confederation blueprint for new government; kept nation united during revolution; was a failure and replaced by the Constitution; required all states to approve changes
Northwest Ordinance set a pattern of orderly growth for the United States by defining how states are added to the USA
What led to the US Constitution Weakness of Articles of Confederation; Shay's rebellion; desire for strong national government
Philadelphia, PA Constitutional Convention held here
George Washington Refused to be made king; was 1st President
William Penn English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania
James Madison Considered the Father of the Constitution
Ben Franklin Oldest delegate to constitutional Convention; "Peacemaker"; from Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson Primary author of Declaration of Independence
Virginia Plan proposed creating a strong central government with a two-house legislature; seats awarded by population; three branches of government
New Jersey Plan Proposed revising the Articles of Confederation and keep one house legislature; one vote per state; 3 branches of government
Unicameral One house legislature; Articles of Confederation
Bicameral two house legislature; US Constitution
Great Compromise Under the US Constitution, the House of Representatives is based on population; the Senate is based on equal representation for each state
3/5 Compromise how slaves would be counted in the Constitution
Federalists wanted strong federal government; wrote a series of essays; James Madison
The Federalist Papers a series of essays written by Federalists to convince people to support the Constitution; James Madison; Alexander Hamilton; John Jay
"Anti-Federalists" George Mason; opposed the constitution unless the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution; wanted to limit Federal government; Patrick Henry
Federalism power is shared between the central government and the states
Created by: CristianH



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