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Vocab 6&7

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Constitutional Convection meeting in Philadelphia 1787 during which 55 delegates wrote the new constitution.
Anti-federalists people who opposed the new constitution: they feared strong national government and demanded a bill of rights: George Mason and Patrick Henry were anti-federalists.
Federalists people who supported the constitution and wanted a strong national government (central) government , Alexander Hamilton and James Madison were leaders of the federalists.
Grievance a complaint, such as those listed in the declaration of independence against the british government: were addressed by the constitution.
Bill of rights the first ten amendments to the constitution, they guarantee basic rights, was one way the unalienable rights were protected by the new government, the anti-federalists insisted it be added before they ratified the constitution.
Ratifcation to formally approve of a document
Amendments changes or additions to an official documents:the process to amend the constitution was difficult to prevent frequent , unnecessary changes.
separation of powers this principle of the constitution divided the power of government into legislative, executive, and judicial branches; each has its own specific duties
The great compromise foundation of new government; three branches of government legislative, executive, and judicial; congress (legislative branch) was divided into two houses; the upper house (senate) had equal representation - 2 members for each state, the lower house (hous
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