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Chapter 5 S.S

Constitutional Convention a meeting to improve the Articles of Confederation
Virginia Plan a plan that would give supreme power to the central government
Bicameral made up of two houses
New Jersey Plan small state plan that would give each state an equal number of votes
Unicameral one-house legislature
Great Compromise compromise between large and small states when deciding the number of representatives
Three-Fifths Compromise a compromise between slave states and non-slave states
Popular Sovereignty the idea that political authority belongs to the people
Federalism the sharing of power between a central government and the states
Legislative Branch Congress - responsible for proposing and passing laws
Executive Branch the President - make sure the law is carried out
Judicial Branch all of the federal courts - interpret laws and punish criminals
Checks and Balances a system which keeps any branch of government from becoming too powerful
Antifederalists against the Constitution
Federalists supported the Constitution
Federalist Papers essays written to defend the Constitution and to tell the people that the federal government would not overpower the states
Amendments official change to the Constitution
Bill of Rights the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, they protect citizens' rights.
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