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Civics test part 2

What and where did the ideas for the colonial/current government come from? John Locke, Stephen Langton, Baron de Montisque all had ideas that affected our government. One for example charter, which is a valid written document, like the constitution. Also, a democracy.
What were the pros and cons of the Articles of Confederation? Some good things are that it created a gov., a military, and a tax system. Bad things are that it only had one branch of government, they couldn't pay for the military, the tax system was ineffective and the gov. didn't really have control of the states.
What does bicameral mean? Bicameral is a two part legislature.
What was the great compromise? The great compromise was the idea that favored both plans, and was all about the legislative branch. It ended up having a two part gov. The house of reps and the senate. The number of reps was based on population, and each state had two senators.
What was the Virginia plan? The Virginia plan was that there was a two part legislature, and both sections based on population. They favored big states.
What was the New Jersey Plan? The New Jersey plan favored small states and wanted a one part legislature with the amount of reps equal for all states.
What was the 3/5 compromise? The 3/5 compromise was an agreement stating that each slave would be counted as 3/5 of a person. Southern states wanted them to count 1 person bc they had many slaves and would count towards their # of reps. Opposite to the northern states.
What does ratify mean. Ratify means to approve something.
What did the federalists support? The federalists supported the constitution. They thought even though they didn't have their rights written out the rules they had written would make sure they had freedoms and good protection.
What did the anti-federalists support? The anti-federalists didn't support the constitution. Their freedoms were not clear and they feared a too powerful and abusive gov. They protested for their rights which lead the creators to make a bill of rights.
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