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Constitutional Convention

TermDefinition
Articles of Confederation the first written plan of government for the United States. A confederation is an association of states that cooperate for a common purpose
committed to agree or pledge to support someone or something
Constitutional Convention a meeting held in Philadelphia in 1787 at which delegates from the states wrote the U.S. Constitution
constitution a written plan the provides the basic framework of a government
contradiction a difference between two statements or situations that means they cannot both be true
Electoral College the group established by the Constitution to elect the president and vice president. Voters in each state choose their electors.
Enlightenment the "Age of Reason" in 17th- and 18th- century Europe. Enlightenment thinkers emphasized using rational thought to discover truths about nature and society.
framework a basic set of ideas used to develop a larger plan
Great Compromise the plan of g
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