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Goverment Flashcards

Articles of confederation First constiitution of the US written after the revolutionary war.
Weakness of the Articles of confederation *No common currency *No executive or judicial branches *Each state got one vote *No tax or trade policies *Weak federal goverment
George Washington Established the federal court system, Bill of rights added to the constitution, and planned the capital in DC.
John Adams 2 party political system emerged during his presidency.
Thomas Jefferson Doubled the size of the US with the Louisiana Purchase.
James Madison President during the war of 1812 which caused Europe to gain new respect for the US.
James Monroe Issued the Monroe Doctrine warning Europe to leave the western hemisphere alone.
Constitution Replaced the Articles of Confederation and created a new type of goverment.
The Great Compromise Decided how many votes each state would have in the senate and the house of represenatives.
What was the Bill of Rights based on *Virginia Declaration Of Rights *Virginia statue of religious freedom
Seperation of powers Three branches of goverment-legislative,judicial,executive.
Bill Of Rights (James Madison) First ten amendments to the constitution. Written guarantee of individual rights.
Benjamin Banneker Helped Washington plan the capitol in Washington DC
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