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Social Studies

New Nation/New Government Study Stacks

What was the United State's First constitution called? The Articles of Confederation
Why was there no executive branch in the Articles of Confederation? The founding fathers were afraid that there was going to be a monarch that would have too much power
What was the main issue with Articles of Confederation? There was a weak national government
What was the Virginia Plan? The plan consists of a strong national government, three branches, a bicameral legislature, and the number of representatives each state had were based on population
Which states supported the Virginia Plan? The states with larger populations
What was the New Jersey Plan? The plan consists of a weak national government, three branches, a unicameral legislature, and causes states to be represented equally
Which states supported the New Jersey Plan? The states with smaller populations
How was the Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan combined to form the Great Compromise? There was a bicameral legislature, and the number of representatives in the House of Representatives were based on population while the number of representatives in the Senate were based on equality
How many amendments were there in the constitution? Twenty-seven
What are the first ten amendments of the constitution called? Bill of Rights
How many states had to ratify the constitution for it to be approved? Nine
Who were the men who represented Georgia at the constitutional convention? Abraham Baldwin and William Few
What were federalist for? They were for a strong national government
What were anti-federalist for? They were for a weak national government
How did the three-fifths compromise work? Three-fifth of the total slave population could count toward the total state population
How many electoral votes does Georgia have currently? Sixteen
What are the three parts of the constitution? The preamble, the seven articles, and the amendments necessary to the constitution
What were the three reasons why the Articles of Confederation needed to be revised? There was a constant threat of attacks from European powers, all thirteen states had to agree on any laws for it to be passed, and there was no executive and judicial branch
Why were the Bill of Rights necessary? It was needed because of the argument between the federalists and anti-federalists at the constitutional convention
What form of government does the United States have? Republic
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