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Grade 5

Terms from We the People, Lessons 9 and 10

What does compromise mean? each side must be willing to give up something to solve a problem
What problem did the Framers have to solve? representation in the government
What is the Great Compromise? Plan accepted for representation in Congress
What are the two parts of Congress? The Senate and the House of Representatives
How many representatives would there be in the Senate? 2 regardless of the size of the state
How was the number determined (decided) for the number of representatives in the House of Representatives? based on the number of people living in that state
How could a law be passed? a majority in both houses had to vote for it
What was the reason that slave labor was important to plantation owners? crops such as cotton, rice, indigo required a lot of labor
What does the word abolish mean? to put an end to something
Why were compromises about slavery important in both the North and the South? to encourage the Southern states to be part of the new government
What was the three - fifths clause? states in the South could count three-fifths of the slaves for the purpose of representation in Congress, had to pay more direct taxes to count them
Created by: mdlk5



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