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GA Studies Unit 4

Early Government Review

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What were the Articles of Confederation? first form of government / constitution for the United States
What was the 3/5 Compromise It defined the role of slaves in a state's population - it determined how slaves would be counted when considering a state's population for the purpose of representation in legislature. For every 5 slaves, 3 would count toward the state's population.
Both the national and state government are divided into: three branches
What are the three branches of government? judicial, executive, legislative
In thinking about the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, what could congress not do (four things)? congress could not: levy taxes, regulate trade, enforce laws, raise an army
The following are weaknesses of what? There was only one branch of government (legislative), and every state had only one vote in congress. Articles of Confideration
How did the United States Constitution improve upon the Articles of Confederation? It provided for a strong federal government.
Our basic freedoms are outlined in what part of the U.S. Constitution? Bill of Rights
Why did the authors of the U.S. Constitution want a federal government with little power? They had just freed themselves of a strong and powerful government in Great Britain.
Created by: candacechenoweth