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Drafting the Constitution

Shay's Rebellion Massachusetts farmers led by Daniel Shays protest protest increased state taxes.
James Madison Virginia delegate known as the father of the Constitution
Roger Sherman Creates the Connecticut Plan or the Great Compromise to solve the debate over large and small state population
Three-Fifths Compromise Called for three-fifths of a state's slaves to be counted as population
federalism When the national government and state governments share power
legislative branch makes the laws
executive branch carries out the laws
judicial branch interprets the laws
checks and balances To prevent one branch from dominating others.
electoral college A group of electors would cast ballots for presidential candidates
Created by: blanner