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1st Sem ACP Review

The Constitution

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What year did the Constitution Convention take place? 1787
The Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights and the Mayflower Compact all led to this form of government in the United States. Representative government
Who was the enlightenment philosopher that wrote about the natural rights of men, including life, liberty and property. John Locke
Many of the founding fathers were influenced by the writings of this philosopher. John Locke
This very weak document was replaced by the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation.
This document sets out the laws and principles of the government of the United States. The Constitution
The two houses of Congress were created in which compromise? The Great Compromise
This compromise stated that 3 out of 5 slaves could be counted as part of a states population. 3/5th Compromise.
The New Jersey plan was favored by the large or small states? Small states.
The Virginia Plan was favored by large or small states? Large states
The delegates of the Constitution Convention divided into two groups over the new constitution. What were the groups called? Federalist and Anti-Federalists.
This political group wanted the central government to be stronger than the state governments. Federalists
This political group wanted the state governments to be stronger than the central government. Anti-Federalists.
The Anti-Federalists wanted individual rights protected so they refused to ratify the Constitution until this list of personal rights was added. The Bill of Rights
The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution are called what? The Bill of Rights.
The Father of the US Constitution James Madison
Created by: Neotes