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Treaty of Ninety Six (n.) the backcountry agreed to remain neutral in the Revolution.
Articles of Confederation (n.) was the first national government of the United States that allowed one vote per state and consisted of a unicameral legislative branch. It was also called the "Firm League of Friendship."
Shay's Rebellion (n.) a rebellion led by Massachusetts farmer, Daniel Shays, against the state/local government because of unjust taxes and debt demands. It lasted from 1786-1787.
Virginia Plan (n.) the plan based on the creation of a three-branched governmental system (legislature, judicial, and executive) and based representation on population; it was supported by larger states.
New Jersey Plan (n.) the plan that called for equal representation of the states that was supported by the smaller states.
Great (Connecticut) Compromise (n.) provided for equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives.
Three-Fifths Compromise (n.) the compromise that stated the population of slaves would be counted as three-fifths in total when apportioning representatives, as well as presidential electors and taxes.
Commerce Compromise (n.) a compromise reached that promised that the federal government would not tax exports or attempt to regulate the international slave trade for at least 20 years.
ratify (v.) to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction.
Federalists (n.) citizens who argued for a strong government that could be influential in foreign affairs and establish better trade relations that would restore economic stability.
Anti-Federalists (n.) the backcountry citizens who opposed a stronger federal government and the ratification of a new constitution.
Bill of Rights (n.) a formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of the United States , incorporated in the Constitution as Amendments 1-10, and in all state constitutions.
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