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2nd American Revolut

Social Studies-8th

TermDefinition
Federalist Wholly supported the Constitution
Anti-Federalist Wanted to change part of the Constitution
bicameral Legislature made up of two houses
Articles of Confederation the document that prescribed the first government of the United States.
Constitution the document that laid out the structure of the U.S. government; has endured for over two hundred years; supreme law of the land
Executive Branch The branch of government that carries out the laws
Judicial Branch The branch of government that decides if laws are carried out fairly
Legislative Branch The branch of government that makes laws
representative a person that speaks on behalf of a person or a group of people
compromise a settlement where each side gives up some of its demands
Commander-in-Chief supreme leader; head of the executive branch
Federalism The type of government where power is divided between the national and state governments
veto reject
confederation A type of government where individual states have more power than the national government; the first form of U.S. government
tariffs taxes or duties paid on a specific import or export
James Madison a delegate of Virginia and was responsible for getting other state delegates to attend the Constitutional Convention
Annapolis Convention was a meeting called to discuss rules governing international and domestic trade; nothing was accomplished aside from agreeing to have another convention in Philadelphia
Senate to run, you must be 30 years old and a citizen for 9 years
Vice President the leader of Congress
Alexander Hamilton proposed the Constitutional Convention; eventually served as Secretary of the Treasury
Bill of Rights the document that affords the U.S. citizens their basic rights
George Washington was the "president" of the Constitutional Convention
impeach to bring formal charges against a government official like the President
Shays' Rebellion an uprising of farmers in western Massachusetts protesting high tariffs
The Virginia Plan proposed a bicameral legislature; wanted the number of representatives based on population, wanted strong national government with three different branches
The New Jersey Plan proposed a unicameral legislature; equal amount of representatives; also called for three branches of government
Northwest Ordinance provided that 3 to 5 new states would be created out of the area of land west of the original colonies but east of the Mississippi River; also abolished slavery before the states were ever created.
vested secured interest; an interest of great importance to a person or group of people
Created by: philygrl14