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S.S vocab


Articles of Confederation 1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
Northwest Ordinance Best part of the Articles of Confederation. Set up requirements for territories to apply for full statehood.
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation No money, no power to tax, no executive, no power to control interstate commerce (trade between states), one branch of government (legislative).
Shay's Rebellion Highlighted the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Farmers revolt because taxes.
U.S. Constitution Document that sets up government for the U.S. 3 branches of government.
1787 The year the Constitution was drafted.
James Madison "father" of the Constitution because he wrote most of it.
Federalist support a strong federal government. a person that supports the ratification (approval) of the Constitution. (Ex: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay)
Anti-Federalist supports state governments and a weak federal government. a person that opposes the ratification of the constitution. EX: Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson
New Jersey Plan Equal representation & 1 house legislature (Unicameral). Benefited small states. Did not pass.
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